'I was in the middle of auditioning, and I was mid-sentence when the casting director said, “Listen, kid. You should not be an actress. You are not pretty enough. You should go back to wherever you came from and you should go to school. You don't have it,'
'She was very blunt— I honestly think that she thought she was doing me a favor,’ Winona added.
'I was around 15 or 16. But it's funny, and this is a testament to my parents and how they raised me— I wasn't crushed. They had always instilled in me that it was way cooler to be an individual and to be unique and that you don't want to blend in.'
'But I've always sort of assumed that it wasn't until Mermaids or Dracula that people thought I was pretty,' the Beetlejuice star said, explaining how she was 'unusual looking' and not considered a true 'beauty' of that era.