Method acting?

Winona Ryder stepped out on the set of Homefront Monday, Oct. 22 in New Orleans, La. looking totally in character. 

The 40-year-old actress showed off her cleavage in a loose-fitting "Full Moon" tank top, which she wore over a sexy red cami. The slim star also carried a book titled Myth and Method, and smoked a cigarette while walking around the set.

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Ryder reportedly stars in the upcoming film as a biker chick who teams up with a methamphetamine dealer (James Franco, 34). Homefront was written by Sylvester Stallone and follows a former DEA agent (Jason Statham, 45), who moves to a small town with his family and gets involved with the local dealer. The action thriller also stars Kate Bosworth, who plays the meth-addicted sister of Franco's character.

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The Beetlejuice actress has worked on several film projects this year including The Iceman and Frankenweenie. During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, a reporter asked Ryder if she felt "welcome again in Hollywood."

"Well . . . Um . . . I don't . . . I was asked that question in Venice. I don't know if I'm developing a little bit of a complex because I don't know if you're saying, 'We missed you!' or 'What are you doing here?'" Ryder responded to the uncomfortable question.

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But she said she's excited for the future of her career.

"I'm now 40 and I'm actually psyched for 40 and psyched to get older because I think you get more comfortable with yourself, and it's more interesting, and the roles -- the size doesn't really matter," she explained. "Usually those kinds of roles are more interesting. For me as an actress. . . it takes something very special for me to want to leave my life."

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