Nowadays, Keanu Reeves May be known as the worst assassin in all of fiction, but the John Wick actor is widely considered to be one of the nicest actors in Hollywood in real life. When actress Octavia Spencer spoke to Graham Norton recently on his show, she recalled a time two and a half decades ago when Reeves came to her rescue.
“It was about 25 years ago, The Matrix had just come out. I was on my way to get a script to read for an audition. So I wasn’t wearing underwear, I was wearing sweat and my favorite college football t-shirt. It was worn, it was see-through, no underwear, and my car hadn’t been washed because I’d always parked under the trees and there was bird droppings all over the back, and it collapsed, This posh area of Beverly Hills, and there was a café and all these people are sitting out there with the cars honking. Nobody would help me. ”
While he had a number of hits before, The Matrix was the movie that really broke Reeves into the mainstream and established him as a real lead actor. At a time like this, many actors can understandably become full of themselves. But loud Octavia SpencerReeves at the height of his fame not only did everything to help her but also got the indifferent passers-by to help by sheer charisma.
“All of a sudden this guy comes in with his sunglasses and his motorcycle helmet and I knew it was Keanu Reeves. And of course I freaked out. He, you know, ‘You need help?’ And I say, “Sure.” So I thought he was going to get in the car, I got behind the car to push. He said, “No, I’m going to push you off the road, you get in.” So he pushed me off the street and when people saw that Keanu Reeves was helping me, of course everyone came down to help me. ”
It is clear that Reeves’ generous nature stayed with him throughout The Matrix and its sequels. While filming The Matrix Reloaded, the actor was so impressed by the work ethic of the 12 stuntmen who shot the Neo vs 100 Agent Smiths scene with him that he gave every stuntman a Harley Davidson.
Later, the fact that Reeves got along so well with the franchise’s cast and crew led Chad Stahelski, who was a stuntman for the Matrix films, to cast the actor in his action film John Wick on a budget, and the rest of it is history .
Because of his constant selfless behavior, Keanu Reeves has amassed a worldwide following and the kind of career revival that most actors can only dream of. Hopefully the upcoming The Matrix 4 will put the actor back in the spotlight in the same way that the original The Matrix did.
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