Though they are the most popular students, the Heathers are feared and hated. Assuming she is dead, he rambles about his plan to blow up the school during a pep rally. in the boiler room, where he is rigging explosives. (The cafeteria scene opening Heathers was written as an homage to the barracks scene opening Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.) After a number of failed attempts to get the script to Kubrick made Waters realize the futility of the enterprise, he decided to give the script to Michael Lehmann, who then took it on with Denise Di Novi. were Jennifer Connelly, who turned down the role, Justine Bateman and Brad Pitt. Winona Ryder, who was sixteen at the time of filming and badly wanted the part, begged Waters to cast her.
Veronica has had enough of their behavior and longs to return to her old life and her "nerdy" friends. A petition he has been circulating to get the band Big Fun to perform on campus, which most of the students have signed, is actually a mass suicide note. Many actors and actresses turned down the project because of its dark subject matter. Eventually she was given the role with Christian Slater being signed shortly thereafter.
Her film career has sputtered in recent years, but Ryder has remained tabloid fodder since she was caught shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills in 2001, and convicted of felony grand theft for trying to steal approximately ,500 of merchandise. She was born Winona Horowitz, named for the town where she was born out of wedlock, Winona, Minnesota.
She was raised in an upscale hippie commune, where there was no electricity but celebrities occasionally visited.
Slater came to fame with his near mute role at 15 in The Name of the Rose opposite Sean Connery and F. He made several outstanding films in his early years, including Heathers with Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty, Pump Up the Volume with Samantha Mathis, and True Romance with Patricia Arquette and Dennis Hopper.
D." Dean pulls a gun on jocks Kurt Kelly and Ram Sweeney, who were trying to bully him, and fires blanks at them, Veronica finds herself fascinated with him. shows up at Veronica's house and they end up having sex outside, after which Veronica tells J. The film uses two versions of the song "Que Sera, Sera", the first by singer Syd Straw and another over the end credits by Sly and the Family Stone.Her godfather was Timothy Leary, and poet Allen Ginsberg was a family friend.Her parents, who married when their daughter was 11, co-edited the 1982 book, Shaman Woman, Mainline Lady: Women's Writings on the Drug Experience.She talks in open-ended sentences, dipping in and out of whispers and veering off on tangents.And at 42, in a battered cream leather jacket, vintage T-shirt and jeans, she’s still as fragile and translucent-skinned as she was at 18, as Cher’s pious teenage daughter in Mermaids, with the underlying grit of Lelaina, her character in the Generation X time-capsule that was Reality Bites, and the quiet wisdom of May Welland in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.