Photo courtesy Elle / Horst Diekgerdes


"I don't use the Internet," Winona Ryder tells the January Elle magazine, "but apparently you can find out everything on it."

"I have my e-mail on my BlackBerry, and that's about it. I've never read a blog, ever," says the technophobe actress, who has not used the iPad director Ron Howard recently gave her as a wrap present after filming the forthcoming date movie, "The Dilemma," with Vince Vaughn.

"I feel like it's taking away that great anticipation of seeing a movie. It used to be you'd hear, like, Al Pacino was making a movie, and you wouldn't know anything about it," she says. "And nowadays, you know it all, like how much [the actors] are being paid. I would hate to see a picture of me and the caption reads, 'Is she worth it?' "

Ryder has a small but intense role in the recently-opened thriller, "Black Swan." The actress says a smaller role in a a great project is preferable to her than starring in the wrong film.

Photo courtesy Elle / Horst Diekgerdes

"If I don't relate to the [project], even if it's something that I should do, it's hard for me to say yes," she says. "I'm the type who'd rather not work than work on something I'm not into. I've done that a couple of times, and I feel like I can totally see it in my performance."

Although Ryder herself stays off the Internet, that's not the case with the men who want to date her.

"I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like, he just said something about how he had always had a crush on me," she remembers.

"And I was suddenly mistrustful about why he was talking to me. I wanted to be just a normal girl flirting with a normal guy. It's like you meet people, and they know this stuff about you. It's why you want to meet somebody who's in the same business, only because they understand more. But you don't necessarily want to be with another actor."

Check out the full interview with Ryder in the January Elle, or their slideshow on the actress here.