If you’ve paid any attention to the news cycle this week, you’d be forgiven for thinking that we’ve fallen into some kind of collective time warp that’s brought us back to the ‘90s. We’re not alluding to the resurgence of ‘90s fashion, which has been making waves for a couple of years now, or the TV industry’s never-ending obsession with re-making each and every popular ‘90s show in the name of nostalgia, though those are both very valid phenomena. We’re referring to the fact that everyone’s talking about Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves again.
The pair, who’ve previously starred together in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (in 1992) and appeared alongside one another in cartoon form in A Scanner Darkly (2006), have reunited for Destination Wedding, a rom-com about two single, cynical strangers who meet at a mutual friend’s wedding in California’s wine country. We're well enough versed in this particular genre to guess that their characters end up falling in love in spite of themselves, and we're not mad about it. But it's not so much the film itself that's got everyone talking. Instead, it's Winona and Keanu's truly delightful press tour, during which the duo have simply been coming across as two old friends who are very pleased to be working together again after all this time. Which they are!
Perhaps the best revelation to come from their charm offensive, is the fact that the two actors might actually have been married for over twenty years. When their Dracula characters tied the knot on-screen, Winona explained, ‘Francis [Ford Coppola, the director] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.’ And just to add to the whole saga, the ceremony took place 'on Valentine's Day.'
Even their former director seems to be rooting for them: Coppola has since leapt to confirm their story, telling The Guardian that 'when we were all done, we realised that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene and this ceremony.' Pair this with a viral interview clip doing the rounds in which both stars admit to having had 'healthy crush[es]' on one another when working together previously, and our hearts are ready to explode. Here's to Hollywood making endless Winona-Keanu movies: we'll be first in the ticket queue.
Look back at Winona and Keanu through the years in the gallery below...
At the Independent Spirit Awards
Co-starring in Dracula
At the MTV Movie Awards
Co-starring as cartoons in A Scanner Darkly
At the premiere in 2006 with director Richard Linklater
At a photocall for Destination Wedding