December 10th, 2010
09:40 AM ET
The psychological thriller "Black Swan" is generating all kinds of Oscar buzz on entertainment blogs, but one of its stars, Winona Ryder, is probably the last person to know about it. That's because the actress has never surfed the Web.
“I don’t use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it,” Ryder reveals in the January issue of Elle magazine. "I have my e-mail on my BlackBerry, and that’s about it. I’ve never read a blog, ever."
Though director Ron Howard gifted her with an iPad, the 39-year-old actress - who plays an aging, washed-up ballet dancer in "Black Swan" - has yet to use it.
"I feel like it’s taking away that great anticipation of seeing a movie," Ryder says of spending time online. "It used to be you’d hear, like, Al Pacino was making a movie, and you wouldn’t know anything about it. And nowadays, you know it all, like how much [the actors] are being paid. I would hate to see a picture of me and the caption reads, ‘Is she worth it?’”
For now, Ryder would rather spend her time pursuing other interests, like making movies, finding a nice guy, and hopefully, having kids.
"Knock on wood," she says of becoming a mom. “I would at least take a couple of years off.”
Not that taking time off would be easy. Ryder recalls in Elle, “Sean Penn made a bet with me. He had just directed his first movie, and he’s like, ‘By the time you’re 30, I will bet you $500 that you’ll be sick of acting.’ I’m still waiting to collect, because I’m not.”
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