With Winona Ryder, listen Winona’s one of the biggest movie stars in the last 20 years and I think again people have forgotten how good she is. I had seen her in the film The Iceman with Michael Shannon. I thought she was great, but still unbelievably beautiful. So when I came to her about the idea of playing this beaten down biker chick, which is a very rough role. Again, she came into it pretty fearlessly and really is just a very smart actress with a lot of ideas and how she should look and how she should dress. Her relationship with Franco in the movie is a psychosexual relationship. She and Franco are kind of like Sid and Nancy. There is a Sid and Nancy quality to it. It’s great to see Winona back and doing great work."
Gary Fleder, director of Homefront, on Winona Ryder
Great interview with Winona Ryder!
Another mixed Homefront review, but Winona’s character Sheryl gets a lot of love here:
"But it’s Sheryl that we’re truly fascinated by. A pissy, beautiful harridan who seems to know the right thing to do but is incapable of ever doing it, she obviously hates the idea of having to consort with bikers and meth heads, but tolerates it if it gets her what she wants. But what does she actually want? How did she wind up here? Who is this woman? Unfortunately, the film shows no interest in answering these questions; I’m not even entirely sure what happened to her at the end."
The gorgeous Winona at the Homefront press conference
Homefront Trailer 3; Winona at 0:49
Winona Ryder at the ‘Homefront’ Press Conference
UK Homefront poster. Better than the US version. :)
Winona Ryder promoting Homefront