Winona Ryder Says Keanu Reeves Refused Direction to Verbally Abuse Her on Dracula Set



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Since Dracula — which starred Gary Oldman as the titular vampire and won three Academy Awards — Ryder and Reeves remained good friends. The pair even worked as costars again on A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) and Destination Wedding (2018).

Reeves, 55, previously gushed about Ryder to PEOPLE, calling her a "lovely person and a talented actress." He added, "I think we make a good couple."

Back in August 2018, Ryder joked that she may have technically tied the knot with the John Wick actor on set of Dracula. She explained that during production of the movie, Coppola "used a real Romanian priest" to preside over their characters’ nuptials, which they filmed from beginning to end.

"We actually got married in Dracula," she told Entertainment Weekly at the time. "No, I swear to God, I think we’re married in real life."

During an appearance on The Talk in January 2019, Reeves joked that Ryder has fully committed to their union, revealing that she occasionally refers to him playfully as "husband."

"Once in a while, I will get a text: 'Hello, husband,'" he said at the time. “I didn’t really believe her, and then Francis Ford Coppola, the director of Dracula, contacted Winona and said publicly that, yeah, that really happened, the priest did a full ceremony, and Winona and I got married."

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