Mel Gibson and Winona Ryder

Hollywood star Winona Ryder accuses Mel Gibson of homophobia and antisemitism

In an interview, she remembered several traumatic episodes that happened during her Hollywood career. She spoke specifically about Gibson and also, she remembered the day that director Francis Ford Coppola asked everyone on set to yell insults at her, so she could cry and make it more realistic. They were shooting the film "Dracula" with Keanu Reeves and Anthony Hopkins, who refused doing it. Check this post to see more!

By  Estefanía Martínez
  • Winona is a Golden Globe winner actress from Minnesota.
  • She was born as Winona Laura Horowitz and her grandparents were Jewish from Russia.
  • She considers herself also Jewish, and she recently revealed several antisemitic episodes in her career, also including actor Mel Gibson, who has been in several controversies regarding religion and gender rights.
  • One time, a producer asked her "“Are you Jewish? But you are so pretty!"
Mel Gibson at a movie premiere. Source: Getty Images

The most shocking story is when the Stranger Things actress recalled Mel Gibson asking her if she was an "oven dodger", clearly a derogatory term and a reference to being burned in ovens in the Holocaust. The same day, he made a homophobic statement regarding a friend of hers and AIDS. She also said, that the actor years later apologized for those comments.

Press manager for Gibson, Alan Nierob, stated that Ryder’s statements were "100% false". Let’s remember that Gibson was away from the screen for 10 years amist homophobic, racist and violence scandals.

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