Reeves has once again addressed talk that he and Ryder are actually married, thanks to actual priests officiating the wedding scene performed in Romania for the 1992 Francis Ford Coppola directed drama “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
“We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests,” Reeves said in an Esquire video. “Winona says we are [married]. Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married… under the eyes of God.”
Back in 2018, the two actors talked to Entertainment Weekly while promoting their rom-com “Destination Wedding,” and Ryder said she believed that the pair had wed.
“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she said. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
Ryder had to remind Reeves that they had done the entire ceremony, including saying “I do.”
“Don’t you remember that?,” Ryder asked Reeves. “It was on Valentine’s Day.”
“Oh my gosh, we’re married,” Reeves replied.
The actress revealed that the pair’s friendship began on the set of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1992, when he refused to verbally abuse her at the alleged request of director Francis Ford Coppola.
In an attempt to get Ryder into character and feign terror and despair, the actress said Coppola asked her co-stars to yell profanities at her from behind the camera — a request Reeves defied.
“To put it in context I’m supposed to be crying,” Ryder recalled in a new interview with UK paper The Sunday Times. “Literally, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu… Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry.”
Apparently, Coppola wanted a more emotional performance from his leading lady and allegedly began shouting insults at Ryder, including “You whore!” But still, Reeves and her male co-stars would not follow his lead.
“Keanu wouldn’t, Anthony wouldn’t… It just didn’t work. I was, like, really? It kind of did the opposite,” she added.
The first part of this article was originally published on CNN and is republished here will full permission.
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