October 23rd, 2012
04:04 PM ET
But for star Winona Ryder, her anticipation rests on whether director Tim Burton is committed to giving it another go.
"We were talking about it, and it's literally a situation of if something's being written and if it's interesting and good," Ryder, who played Lydia in the 1988 film, told CNN. "I mean, I would obviously do anything for Tim. Anything. And Lydia is actually one of my favorite roles."
"Dark Shadows" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" scribe Seth Grahame-Smith is tackling the script, and the writer told Collider.com in March that the expectation's on him to produce a worthy screenplay.
"I’ve met with Tim about it, I’ve met with Michael Keaton (who played Beetlejuice) about it," he said at the time. "There’s a lot of goodwill to want to do it from both of those guys; Tim from a producing aspect and Michael from returning to the character. Again, it’s on me."
If the stars do align and we all get the sequel we've been waiting for, Ryder's betting that her character Lydia hasn't changed. And judging from her recent appearances on red carpets, neither has 40-year-old Ryder.
"Yeah, everyone wondered what happened to baby Jane?" "The Iceman" actress joked before pointing to herself. "That's what happened."
Ryder also looks nearly the same as she did when she starred as the teen Veronica in 1988's "Heathers," which is being developed by Bravo as a scripted drama. The contemporary "Heathers" would see Veronica move back to Sherwood as an adult with a teen daughter who now has to face a group of girls called the "Ashleys."
Ryder's looking forward to checking it out, but she was curious about one thing ...
"Can they swear on that channel? Because I saw that on, like, Comedy Central once and it was like every other word was bleeped out. The language, that movie's brilliant," Ryder said. "And Veronica's very close to my heart. There's a territorial thing just because I love it so much and I love the people involved and it was a real, incredibly special experience...but it's also flattering."
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