Winona Ryder Knew Mel Gibson Was A Jerk

Winona Ryder, seen above at the NYC premiere of Black Swan last month recounts her chance meeting with Mel Gibson fifteen years ago in the new issue of GQ. Surprise, surprise – she remembers him as anti-Semitic and homophobic even before we had tapes to prove this.

“I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk,” Ryder tells the magazine…

“I was with my friend, who’s gay. [Gibson] made a really horrible gay joke. 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!”

Ryder said she loved her part as the washed-up ballerina in Black Swan, because it was a parallel that she felt was common among today’s actresses.

“Being replaced by the young thing. I know that definitely happens in Hollywood . . . I’m at that age I’ve been warned my whole life about.”