Winona Rider and Keanu Reeves May Actually Be Married Because of 'Dracula'

This may be one of our favorite stories actress Winona Rider has ever told, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula will no doubt feel the same way.

Winona Rider and Keanu Reeves May Actually Be Married Because of 'Dracula'

You may recall that in the 1992 lush romantic horror film, Rider plays Mina Harker née Murraythe object of Prince Vlad's attention and beloved of solicitor Jonathan Harker, played by Keanu Reeves. In the film, the pair get married in a beautiful church, and according to Rider, she and Reeves may have actually tied the knot for real.

Winona Rider and Keanu Reeves May Actually Be Married Because of 'Dracula'

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rider was talking about her upcoming film Destination Wedding, which sees her reunited with Reeves in the romcom. She casually dropped the mention that maybe (she's not sure) the co-actors have been married this entire time.

"We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we're married in real life. In that scene, Francis used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we're married."

At this point in the interview, Reeves showed up and told Winona "It's lovely to see you again," while she continued to talk about them actually, you know, doing the entire nuptuals thing with "I dos" and everything.

"'We said yes," Ryder continued, "don't you remember that? It was on Valentine's Day."

At this point, Reeves either decided to play along, or suddenly came to a remembered realization and exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, we're married."

Winona Rider and Keanu Reeves May Actually Be Married Because of 'Dracula'

Destination Wedding is hitting theaters August 31st, and you can pick up a copy of Dracula on Amazon (we totally recommend the 4k[easyazon_link identifier="B0765BF8GY" locale="US" tag="bleedingcoo07-20"]Bram Stoker's Dracula: 25th Anniversary [4K UHD + Blu-ray][/easyazon_link]).

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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