December 16th, 2010
04:00 PM ET
Winona Ryder is claiming that Mel Gibson’s history of allegedly spewing hateful remarks goes back much further than a run-in with a police officer in 2006.
The actress, who’s currently playing a washed-up ballerina in “Black Swan,” told GQ a story about the troubled actor in the middle of her interview.
"I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke,” Ryder said of Gibson.
“And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!"
More photos of Winona Ryder in GQ
"I thought it was a cool parallel," Ryder says of her "Swan" role. "Being replaced by the young thing. I know that definitely happens in Hollywood. It's harder to find good roles, and suddenly there's new girls. I'm at that age I've been warned my whole life about."
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