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‘Stranger Things’ Star Winona Ryder Recalls Being Called ‘C—‘ By a Fan in Public

”I was with my parents having dinner. It was actually kind of upsetting,“ the actress says

Winona Ryder may not be on social media, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her share of bad interactions with fans in real life.

In an interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut, the “Stranger Things” star explained how she has struggled to find balance between openness and privacy throughout her career.

“I’ve been called a c— to my face by someone who was just saying they were a fan,” she said. “I was with my parents having dinner. It was actually kind of upsetting, because it upset my parents, and then I got upset.”

She continued: “I’m not on social media. I don’t actually know how to use it. And I hear that awful people could then — I say that, and it makes me sound too sensitive.”

As a result Ryder’s only interactions with abusive fans comes in the form of real-life stalkers, of which she’s had several.

“One was really nice,” Ryder said. “He kept showing up as an extra on movies, and you don’t know. You have to be careful. So I told the director, because he was kinda creepy. And I got this letter in my trailer the next day that was like, ‘I was just trying to get work as an extra! Just so you know, I’m not even obsessed with you anymore, I’m obsessed with Alyssa Milano now!’

“So he kind of left me for Alyssa Milano,” she said.

Read the full interview at The Cut.