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Winona Ryder

Winona Ryder

Twenty-seven years later, there may finally be a “Beetlejuice” sequel, as teased by star, Winona Ryder. She recently told the Daily Beast that while she can’t diverge any details, things seem to be shaping up for her to reprise her famous role as teen Lydia, now an adult. Ryder assured fans that she wouldn’t consider the project unless both Michael Keaton and Tim Burton were involved.

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The quirky Burton classic may not be the only piece of Ryder’s past that’s risen from the grave. This coming March, “Heathers,” a musical inspired by Ryder’s 1989 dark comedy, is set to open off-Broadway. Ryder will be passing the torch on to a new actress for the adaptation, no longer playing the role of a murderous high schooler, but her legacy lives on.

Born Winona Laura Horowitz, Ryder was born to Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz. The actress has described herself as Jewish in the past, the religion of her father’s family who immigrated from Romania and Russia. The relatives on her father’s side who managed to escape the Holocaust changed their name from Tomchin to Horowitz upon arriving to America. The name Ryder was chosen as a stage name while listening to singer Mitch Ryder.