Home » Image » Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams Winona Ryder as Abigail Williams Updated : Dec 8, 2020, First Published Dec 9, 2017 Sara Simpson Image Winona Ryder portrayed the first Salem Witch accuser Abigail Williams in the film adaptation of The Crucible which was released in 1996. Actress Drew Barrymore had auditioned for the role but it went to Ryder. Post navigation What happened to Abigail Williams? Details on the first Salem Witch accuserWhat is Mick Dodge doing now? What happened to him?