This post couldn’t get any more 90s if it was wearing a choker and Doc Martens while listening to a Veruca Salt record and fantasizing about Jordan Catalano. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves played Mina and Jonathan Harker, a young Victorian-era couple being terrorized by a bouffant-wearing Dracula (played by Gary Oldman). In one scene, while Drac is back home in London and eating her bestie, Winona marries Keanu’s character in a Romanian wedding ceremony. EW is reporting that the ceremony might have inadvertently been real.
Winona and Keanu have re-teamed for the upcoming romantic comedy Destination Wedding, and the press junket is all about that brief, magical time when Evan Dando ruled the earth and these two might have actually gotten married while filming that scene. It would only be legal in Romania, though.
Musing about her feelings on weddings alongside Reeves, Ryder told EW, “We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.”
“In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” she added. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
Keanu who, when not sad, seems like an extremely soft-spoken and courteous person in real life took this news in stride. Hey, it’s better than everyone thinking you’ve been married to David Geffen for years.
Reeves took the news in stride and joked, “It’s lovely to see you again.” But Ryder reminded him that they went through the entire ceremony and said their “I dos.”
When Reeves asked, “We said yes?” Ryder responded, “Don’t you remember that? It was on Valentine’s Day.” This left Reeves no choice but to conclude, “Oh my gosh, we’re married.”
In Winona’s defense, she probably had no idea what Keanu was saying during the ceremony due to the atrocious British accent he employed in that movie. It was so bad that it made Madonna sound like Dame Judi Dench.
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