(JERUSALEM POST) -- Jewish Actress Winona Ryder revealed that she was once overlooked for a movie role because she looked "too Jewish" for the part, in a recent interview with the Sunday Times.
“There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty!’ There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family," Ryder told the Sunday Times.
The actress additionally spoke about her experience with antisemitism in the film industry. Ryder recounted a time when she was stood at a crowded party in a group of friends, when she said that the 64-year-old Braveheart star called her an “oven dodger," an obvious reference to the Nazi extermination camps during the Holocaust.
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