not only a wonderful thespian but one the most original characters in Hollywood
"Publicly, Winona is rather approachable. People describe her as nice, friendly, cooperative, and polite. On the other hand, you can sense that she's a troubled lady. Hazy about her purpose in life, she's sensitive and spiritually confused, which has caused her to suffer bouts of depression and panic attacks.
Still, it's most likely that sensitivity that has made her such a wonderful thespian. Even if she's played characters ranging from cheerleaders and teenage wives to rebellious daughters and feminists, she never chooses roles to advance her career. What makes her so special is the fact that she never works just for a paycheck." askmen.com