Winona Ryder Confirms 'Beetlejuice' Sequel
The ghost with the most will return for a second haunting in a "Beetlejuice" sequel, Winona Ryder confirmed Monday on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."
The 43-year-old was asked if rumors of a sequel to the 1988 comedy are true, and she referenced a statement director Tim Burton made last year in which he said "there is a script" and that she is to appear in the project. "If he said it, then I can say it," Ryder tells Meyers, adding, "but I don't know much more else."
"Beetlejuice" catapulted Ryder into superstardom when she was then 16 years old, starring opposite Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin and Michael Keaton in the title role. Though it's been nearly 30 years since the film debuted, she says she's surprised by how it continues to court young fans. "Little kids, I'm so touched by it. There's so much CGI and Middle Earth, and they still love 'Beetlejuice,'" she says.
But one thing that doesn't surprise Ryder is when fans of the movie request that she says "Beetlejuice" three times - which summoned Keaton's ghoulish cad character into the real world in the movie. Unfortunately the requests don't always come at the most convenient moments. "I have not been let through airports unless I say it," she shares. "Obviously it's better than a strip search."