Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder keep talking about how much they love each other

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As I’ve said, I am 100% here for a Keanu Reeves-Winona Ryder rom-com revival. The ‘90s icons costar in their fourth film together, the romantic comedy called Destination Wedding. The film looks good, and the fact that Winona and Keanu came together for this script means something very special. Keanu and Winona seem to be having a ball together as they promote the movie too. They’ve spent the week junketing together, and it’s been a lovefest, but not in a creepy Tom Cruise sort of way. Like, two people who have known each other for 30 years and they still like and respect each other. Here’s one video where Keanu and Winona basically can’t stop talking about how they both had massive crushes on each other when they first met, circa 1987:

Winona and Keanu must have done a little more research on when they first met, because they confirmed the timeline for People Magazine: it was 1987, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and they co-presented the Best Supporting Actor award for the Spirit Awards (which were untelevised). When asked (in this video) why their first meeting was so memorable, they both make it sound like they had enormous crushes on each other. Keanu keeps talking about how Winona has a beautiful heart and she’s a great actress and all of that. It’s amazing.

As for the film, Winona got the script first and she sent it to Keanu after she emailed him about it. She tells People: “I was so happy because he responded.” Keanu says he responded to her because “you have great taste!” But absolutely nothing beats this Vanity Fair dual interview, where they start the thing by openly professing their love for one another. It also includes details about Winona reading through the journals she kept during the filming of Dracula, where she apparently kept noting on and on that Keanu was completely lovely. They say that they’ve kept in touch over the years through email and letters, and Winona says: “You were one of two people who were still writing letters when e-mail started to happen. You and Daniel Day-Lewis were the only two people whom I get physical letters from. It was so nice. People just don’t do that anymore.” GAH IT’S SO SWEET. This VF piece is a must-read too. I’m here for the Keanona/Wineau ship.

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  1. Astrid says:

    my cold beating heart is starting to thaw

    • kaye says:

      same, same!

    • anony83 says:

      This is the only good celebrity gossip in like the entire world right now and it just made me smile. They are so CUTE together which is not something you generally think of people their age as being…well, Keanu’s “alleged” age anyway.

      • Mumzy says:

        Super cute. Their body language in that E! interview shows that their fondness for each other is legit.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      RIGHT? I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if these two became an item.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        Me too!! I am so down for this! Come on, “gossip genie” throw some magical mojo out there and make it happen!

  2. Lightpurple says:

    They just need to get together for real and it will be a course correction for the world.

  3. Digital Unicorn says:

    I love these 2, not sure I ship them thou but they’d make beautiful babies.

  4. CurlyWurly says:

    I love that when he complimented her in the ET interview, he said she had an amazing brain, a beautiful heart, a wonderful worldview – and a damn fine actress. No mention of her obvious physical beauty. If I wasn’t before, that just made me #KeanuForever

    • Nona says:

      I noticed that too! And I felt bad because all I could think of while he’s giving this great feminist description of her is: DAMN, HE’S HOT.

      • CurlyWurly says:

        Men who love women for something beyond what they look like are totally HOT – and it doesn’t have a lot to do with what they look like either. 🙂

    • Mumzy says:

      I suspect he could teach Scott Eastwood a thing or two. I volunteer as tribute.

  5. Mrreow says:

    I’m so here for all of it. Team This 100%. That would be the cutest moody thing to happen in a long time.

  6. Iknow says:

    I smiled through this entire read.

  7. grabbyhands says:

    On one hand, I think it is completely adorable and I love it.

    On the other, less rational hand – She needs to move away from my man, because I’m pretty sure Keanu and I were meant to be together. He is pretty near the top of my imaginary husband list.

  8. Anonymous just for today says:

    With so much terrible news around, for the love of Buddha, please let these two be a thing. Im a 90’s teen and both W + K were my serious movie star crushes.

  9. GreenMeanie says:

    Nope nope nope. I could be wrong – but wasn’t it Jennifer Syme – Wynona’s former assistant – who was sent out to gage relationship potential for W … but Jennifer ended up with him AND pregnant before she was tragically killed?

    • Anastasia says:

      I couldn’t find anything to confirm she was Winona’s PA, but the rest of it checks out.

      But why would that make this a no, no, no?

      In the end, they both seem stubbornly single, so this isn’t going anywhere, though it would be lovely if it did.

    • Carama says:

      Nope. Jennifer had nothing to do with Winona. You might be thinking of Christian Bale’s wife ,Sibi, who was Winona’s PA.

  10. Renee2 says:

    Keanu looks good but a little toxy, he would look even better if he would allow himself to age naturally. I agree that they would make a beautiful couple although they are just toying with us to sell their movie. Damn them!!! Lol.

  11. Sash says:

    They’re so cute but cynical me totally gets that Emma Stone/Ryan Gosling “never gonna happen but we’ll totally play up our friendship and your delusions for your coins” vibe, which is just fine because they have a movie to sell.

  12. perplexed says:

    When they talked about having. crushes on each other, I actually thought it sounded a little fake. They’re good-looking people, but the acting of pretending to love each other a lot was hilariously bad.

  13. LMB says:

    They were both lousy in Dracula, so I hope the new movie will be better. I do think they make a cute couple.

    • Wilder says:

      They had ZERO chemistry in Dracula. And much as I love Keanu, he isn’t the greatest actor.

      I have a confession to make… I’m not a Winona fan. I always felt she was the It girl in the 90s because she looked fragile, with her big doe eyes and tiny little frame. (Male Hollywood LOVES leading ladies who look like they need a man to protect them.) Plus she’s kinda the same in every role. I think she might be getting better with age but the jury is still out for me.

      • Trillion says:

        ITA. Keanu has a charm in certain roles that I love but it doesn’t always work in other films. Winona is a cringey actress, but I thought she did better in ST season 2. She was practically unwatchable in the first season. But I like them both as people very much.

    • Heidi says:

      Sorry to disappoint you. I have already seen it and it sucks. It is depressing and pessimistic and cynical. Do yourself a favor and just watch the trailer.

    • notasugarhere says:

      93 percent want to see rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

  14. Maya says:

    She is friends with KEANU REEVES & DANIEL DAY LEWIS? Eff my life…

  15. Hildog says:

    She better back off my man. And my man better back off her- that is all

  16. Case says:

    I thought Winona was in a fairly long-term relationship, no? If not, they should go for it. They’re adorable.

    • Carama says:

      She is. Since at least 2011. I’m pretty sure she’s engaged if not already secretly married. She and Keanu are obviously just joking around.

    • Sash says:

      She’s been in a relationship since 2011 so they’re absolutely playing up their chemistry for the public.

  17. OriginalRose says:

    Omfg she gets physical letters from Keanu and Daniel Day Lewis I AM SO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW

  18. Laura says:

    Sorry, but it’s just pure publicity. Pure, pure, publicity. I wish it would happen in real life though but no way.

  19. Fluffy Princess says:

    Sooooo, if they became a couple, what would their “couple name” be?

    We’ve had:

    Keanona? Wineau?

    This puzzle must be solved!

  20. Melanie says:

    I know Keanu through one of my friends. And he’s a great guy. I really would really love it if they get together. I wish him great happiness. He really does deserve it. He’s one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.

  21. Morrissey says:

    If every post ever were about ‘90s gossip icons, I would be happy.

  22. Jan says:

    That is the first time I have really seen him smile in a long long time.