The filmmaker led the duo in a wedding scene on the set of Bram Stoker’s Dracula which Ryder previously said she believes was legally binding. Coppola – who also directed the Godfather trilogy – has now backed up her comments.
Coppola told The Guardian how he decided they needed to shoot “a real wedding ceremony as it might be in that religion [Greek Orthodox Christianity]” as he was unhappy with the more stylised version they had originally filmed.
When asked if there was any truth to Ryder’s belief that she and Reeves are married, the director said: “In a sense when we were all done, we realised that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene and this ceremony.”
Ryder recently revealed her theory to Entertainment Weekly, stating: “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. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
The Stranger Things star has collaborated with Reeves for the fourth time on forthcoming romantic comedy Destination Wedding which is yet to receive a UK release date. Its limited release kicks off in the US on 31 August.
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