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June 26th, 2006 under Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder

Keanu Reeves reunites with his Dracula co-star Winona Ryder in the upcoming SF adaptation A Scanner Darkly, and both told SCI FI Wire that they have very different memories of their first collaboration, in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie version of Bram Stoker’s vampire novel.

Reeves loved the 19th-century costumes the pair wore in the 1992 movie. "Are you kidding? Those costumes were fantastic," Reeves said in interviews to promote A Scanner Darkly.

Ryder disagreed. "Noooo!" she chimed in. She and the other actresses in Dracula complained at the time about the constricting corsets of the period costumes. Reminded of this, Reeves apologized. "That’s right," he said. "You were bound and gagged in the corset hell."

Ryder said: "I had that coat on my back with strings that pulled back and choked me the whole time." In Dracula, Ryder played Mina Murray opposite Reeves’ Jonathan Harker.

In their latest collaboration, a movie version of Philip K. Dick’s story, the actors play characters set in the future. Their live-action performances are painted over with animation in a technique that mirrors director Richard Linklater’s previous film, Waking Life.

Ryder said that she was thrilled to work with Reeves again and added that she was glad not to have the costumes they wore in Dracula. Reeves concurred. "Well, from my perspective, [the costumes] were fantastic," he said. "Winona suffered for her art in that. I didn’t have to suffer." A Scanner Darkly also stars Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr. and Rory Cochrane and opens nationwide on July 7.

Sci-Fi Channel 


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