Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves were two of the hottest film stars of the early 1990s. And according to the former, it turns out that there may well be more to the Hollywood couple’s relationship than meets the eye. Here’s a look at how a wedding scene in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula blurred the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
In 1992 Ryder pulled double duty in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, appearing as both the vampire’s former flame Princess Elisabeta and his reincarnated girlfriend Mina Murray. The actress also played a vital part in bringing the classic horror tale back to the big screen. After all, director Francis Ford Coppola only came on board when Ryder alerted him to the project.
At the time, Ryder was one of Hollywood’s golden girls. She had first caught attention starring alongside Corey Haim in the 1986 teen movie Lucas and a year later impressed critics with her performance in Square Dance. But Ryder’s career only truly took off when she worked on two Tim Burton films in quick succession.