Winona Ryder Gave An Example Of Keanu Reeves Being The Best And Of Mel Gibson Being Homophobic And Antisemitic

June 23, 2020 / Posted by:

The universe giveth and the universe taketh away. On this day, the universe tapped Winona Ryder, who in a recent Sunday Times UK interview, givethed us yet another example of Keanu Reeves’ superior character. But the universe taketh the good vibes away by reminding us that Mel Gibson is an antisemitic turd that’s been sitting around too long and is all sun-bleached and crumbly.

In the interview, Winona talked about the time Francis Ford Coppola instructed all her male co-stars to call her a whore until she cried while filming a scene for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Keanu refused, and not because his accent was so atrocious he was afraid one of the prop guys would come running over with an oar or something. Winona also revisited the story of the time Mel asked her if she was an “oven dodger” at a cocktail party. Sorry, just keep picturing Keanu standing there in a Victorian suit with an oar in his hand, looking confused and saying “whoa.

What’s crazy is yesterday I turned on the TV and Dracula just happened to be on so I got caught up watching Winona in bed sucking blood out of Gary Oldman’s tits. I could not look away! After Gary had a powerful bloodplay orgasm but before Winona got a chance to get off, in rushed Anthony Hopkins, Richard E. Grant and Keanu, who played her fiancé. It could have been a very sexy time for everybody involved, but I guess that’s not what Francis had in mind. Instead of letting Winona get hers, there was a lot of yelling and Gary turned into a rat king. Here’s what Winona had to say about that scene. (via The Independent)

Ryder and Reeves starred in Coppola’s 1992 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s vampire tale, with Ryder playing Dracula’s main target Mina Harker, and Reeves her fiancé.

Ryder said that, during filming of a scene involving Gary Oldman’s Dracula transforming into a pile of rats, Coppola stood off camera repeatedly shouting “You whore!” in order to get her to believably cry. Coppola also attempted to get the film’s male cast to join in, too.

“To put it in context I’m supposed to be crying,” Ryder told 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.

“But Keanu wouldn’t, Anthony wouldn’t … It just didn’t work. I was, like, really? It kind of did the opposite.”

Winona said that she and Francis are “good now”, and that “the experience sparked a long-time friendship with Reeves.” In fact, two years ago when doing press for their rom-com Destination Wedding, Winona and Keanu joked about being married in real life because Frances had used a real priest for their on-set wedding in the film. But apparently it’s not legally binding when the priest says “do you take this WHORE to be your lawfully wedded wife?

So that’s the good. As always, Mel embodies the bad and the ugly. Winona recounted this story about meeting Mel at a party in a GQ interview way back in 2010, but since he’s doing fun family holiday movies now, it bears repeating. Not only was (is? yes, probably is) Mel antisemitic, he’s also homophobic. According to Variety, while not religious, Winona identifies as Jewish adding “It’s a hard thing for me to talk about because I had family who died in the camps.” In the interview, she talked about her experiences with antisemitism in Hollywood.

“I have … in interesting ways,” she explained. “There are times when people have said, ‘Wait, you’re Jewish? But you’re so pretty!’ There was a movie that I was up for a long time ago, it was a period piece, and the studio head, who was Jewish, said I looked ‘too Jewish’ to be in a blue-blooded family.”

She also recounted a disturbing run-in with Mel Gibson.

“We were at a crowded party with one of my good friends,” she said. “And Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?’”

Ryder says Gibson “tried” to apologize later on.

For the record, Mel claims Winona is lying and his reps said this to The Post:

“This is 100% untrue. She lied about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and she’s lying about it now. Also, she lied about him trying to apologize to her back then. He did reach out to her, many years ago, to confront her about her lies, and she refused to address it with him.”

But I think Mel owes us all an apology, and it better be a good one because one of his next projects has him playing Santa Claus (Fatman). And while he’s at it, he can also apologize for Dragged Across Concrete co-starring Vince Vaughn in a movie where they play “cops who are suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics gets wide attention. They then descend into the criminal underworld to exact vengeance,” and his latest, Force Of Nature, which co-stars lady-choker Emile Hirsch and takes place in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria.


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