In an interview with men's fashion glossy GQ, actress Winona Ryder recalls a drunken Mel Gibson telling an anti-gay joke and disparaging Jewish people.

The 39-year-old appears in Director Darren Aronofsky's much heralded thriller Black Swan, which stars Natalie Portman as a lesbian ballerina. Portman is considered a leading contender for an Oscar nomination.

“I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties,” Ryder said. “And he [Mel Gibson] was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke. And somehow it came up that I was Jewish. He said something about 'oven dodgers,' but I didn't get it. I'd never heard that before. It was just this weird, weird moment. I was like, 'He's anti-Semitic and he's homophobic.' No one believed me!”

In Black Swan, Ryder's character refuses to go quietly when she is replaced by Portman's younger ballerina. Ryder said she could see parallels in the movie to her own life as a Hollywood actress.

“I thought it was a cool parallel,” she said. “Being replaced by the young thing. I know that definitely happens in Hollywood. It's harder to find good roles, and suddenly there's new girls. I'm at that age I've been warned my whole life about.”