"On my second day with Depp, Winona Ryder showed up. She is nineteen and all pluck, the thinking man’s actress for her generation. Depp is the thinking man who thinks of her most. He wells in her presence. When they hug, they hug fiercely, in focused silence; their squeeze keeps re-grouping. They seem to be lost in each other. She smokes his cigarettes, and she is not a smoker.
“I’ve never been one of those guys who goes out and wants to screw everything in front of him” says Depp. “When you’re growing up you go through a series of misjudgments. Not bad choices, but wrong choices… people make mistakes. My previous relationships weren’t as heavy as people think they were. But there’s never been anything throughout my 27 years that comparable to the feeling I have with Winona. You can think something is the real thing, but it’s different when you really feel it. The truth is very powerful - believe me, this “Winona Forever” tattoo is not something I took lightly. Her eyes kill me.”