Winona Ryder: acting is a shallow occupation
Despite acting for more than 20 years, Winona Ryder has revealed she spent years being ashamed of her career and hated being in the spotlight.
She said recently: “I know how nauseating it is when actors complain about their lives. We’re sickeningly well-paid people who have very charmed lives. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have problems.”
“For a long time I was ashamed of being an actress. I felt like it was a shallow occupation.”
“And people would be watching my every move. They’d be judging me: ‘Look at her shoes. I bet they cost $400.’ In fact, I grew up with no money - we lived without electricity, running water or heating except for a stove.”