Why Winona Ryder Was Afraid To Work With Johnny Depp

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‘Edward Scissorhands’ is Tim Burton’s first movie with Johnny Depp

Fans of Depp and Burton know how close their relationship is. And as of 2020, the pair has been collaborating on artistic projects for thirty years now. 

Edward Scissorhands is an offbeat film about a man who is forced to live his life with scissors for hands. While studios originally wanted

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder stole our hearts in the 90s. The eccentric actors found themselves in a whirlwind romance from 1989 to 1993. And although it has been decades since their unfortunate split, Ryder has recently referred to Depp as a person she considered “family.”

But when the couple had been offered to play alongside each other in Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Ryder was both “nervous” and “afraid” to star in a film with her then-fiance. Keep reading to find out why.

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder | Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images‘Edward Scissorhands’ is Tim Burton’s first movie with Johnny Depp

Fans of Depp and Burton know how close their relationship is. And as of 2020, the pair has been collaborating on artistic projects for thirty years now. 

Edward Scissorhands is an offbeat film about a man who is forced to live his life with scissors for hands. While studios originally wanted Tom Cruise for Edward’s role, Burton had his eyes set on Depp.

According to Winona Ryder: The Biography, Burton felt that Cruise wasn’t right for the role and that Depp was destined for the part. Ryder, his fiance at the time, was also very keen on her real-life partner taking the role. But as much as she wanted to star alongside her fiance in a film where they play romantic interests, she was also scared to work with Depp.

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Winona Ryder was afraid to work with Johnny Depp in ‘Edward Scissorhands’

Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder attend the 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 19, 1991 | Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images

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According to the actress, she was genuinely scared and nervous about working alongside Depp, because she was so keen on impressing him. 

“Working with Johnny turned out to be great, but I was scared and nervous about it,” Ryder admits. “I mean, if there’s one person that I want to impress with my acting, it’s him. So there was a lot of insecurity for the first couple of days, but it turned out to be a motivating situation.” 

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As it turns out, Ryder wasn’t the only person who was afraid of the pair working together. Director Burton also had some worries that

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