Winona Ryder Might Be in 'Beetlejuice 2' So Let's Talk About Why Lydia Deetz Would've Been Your BFF in High School
Be still my angsty teen heart! It looks like Winona Ryder might be signed on for the cast of Beetlejuice 2 — the long-awaited sequel to Tim Burton's 1988 dark comedy. She joins Burton and star Michael Keaton (the Beetlegeist himself) who are already tied to the project. In the original, Rider played Lydia Deetz, the goth teenage photographer with an interest in the macabre. When her house is "haunted" by its previous tenants, the Maitlands (played by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), Lydia is the only one who can communicate with them. She befriends the ghosts and lives out every Hot Topic-clad-kid's fantasy.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Rider hinted, "I'm kind of sworn to secrecy... But it sounds like it might be happening." And I'm kind of bouncing at my desk because that's AMAZING news! Don't toy with us so! C'mon, it has to be true, it just has to be.
Rider also gave a little scoop on the sequel and what fans can expect for the re-boot, "It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later." As we all are! In fact, there are a whole slew of reasons why in many ways, Lydia stole the whole show. She was so moody, poetic, and deep.
In fewer words, I wish Lydia Deetz was my BFF in high school. Here's why: