Winona Ryder says Keanu Reeves refused Coppola's request to 'yell things' to make her cry for 'Dracula' scene

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Winona Ryder is recalling a time when Keanu Reeves refused to partake in an alleged request from director Francis Ford Coppola while filming the 1992 movie "Dracula."

Ryder, 48, recently explained to The Sunday Times that, at the time, she was doing a scene in which her character was supposed to be crying.

Per the outlet, Coppola reportedly was off-camera shouting insults, such as "You whore!" -- and according to Ryder, he tried to have her male co-stars do the same in order to get tears from her.

Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves have had a long friendship. (AP/Reuters )

"To put it in context I’m supposed to be crying,” Ryder explained to the outlet. “Literally, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu … Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry, but Keanu wouldn’t, Anthony wouldn’t. ... It just didn’t work."

"I was, like, really? It kind of did the opposite," the actress said.

According to People magazine, Reeves' refusal has since led to a long friendship between the two. Meanwhile, Ryder said that she and the Oscar-winning director are "good now."

Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves in the 1992 film 'Dracula.' (Columbia Pictures)

Following the Gary Oldman-starring flick "Dracula," Ryder and Reeves, 55, have reunited on-screen for 2006's "A Scanner Darkly," 2009's "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" and "Destination Wedding" in 2018.

Ryder has most recently starred in HBO's mini-series "The Plot Against America" and Netflix's "Stranger Things."

A rep for Coppola did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

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