One of these days I’m going to see yet another story about Keanu Reeves being the greatest, realest, kindest, sexiest, and least controversial dude in Hollywood and be annoyed by the repetition. That day is NOT today. Yesterday during a live interview at the Toy Story 4 premiere, Keanu learned about all the nice things we’ve been saying about him on the internet for the first time. Did Keanu shrug it off, as if all of humanity agreeing on something, possibly for the first time in human history, was no big deal and that him being the impetus for such a harmony of adoration and accord was “wacky”, and use the moment as an opportunity to praise others? Of course he did, and he did it in the most genuine and humble way possible.
In TS4, Keanu plays a new toy called Duke Caboom, “Canada’s greatest stuntman” (sorry Drake). After explaining how he jumped up on a table at the studio and did some moves for the executives (but not in a creepy Tom Cruise way) that were eventually used in the movie, he was asked what he thought about being dubbed “the internet’s boyfriend” (sorry, Ginuwine). via People:
“I’ve been what?” he said when asked how he felt about the web’s obsession with him.
“That’s, uh, that’s wacky,” the actor said. “Well, the positivity’s great.”
And you Keanu, are positively great. He then took the opportunity to shower praise on his Always Be My Maybe costars. Is there no limit to his goodness? I pray we never find out.
“It’s really special how John Wick was embraced, and working on Always Be My Maybe, great, you know. Ali Wong and Randall Park [are] just really wonderful artists and people, and it was really cool to get a chance to play with them,” he said, speaking of his costars on the Netflix movie.
Here’s the interview.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 12, 2019
And here’s Keanu at play in the recording studio.
The fact that Keanu didn’t know that we can’t stop talking about how great he is, means that Keanu probably never Googles himself, gets alerts, and will never, ever read about how I sometimes fantasize about flossing my teeth with his salt and pepper pubic hairs.