Keanu Reeves Responds to Bacterial Respect
Keanu Reeves’ status as an evil killing machine just inspired the name of a new bacteria!
The Hollywood veteran is internationally recognized for portraying various alpha males, such as the hitman in the ‘John Wick’ series. Given his success with action-packed films, it’s no surprise that the 58-year-old is considered an icon of the 21st century.
But the Canadian heartthrob’s influence extends beyond the entertainment industry, as German scientists recently honored the blockbuster. How did this happen? Read on to find out!
Keanu Reeves reacts to German scientists’ decision to name a bacteria after him
A study by the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology revealed the discovery of a new fungicidal bacterium. The meaning published explained in February that bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudomonas produced a powerful antimicrobial product that was lethal to plant and human pathogenic fungi.
Dubbed “keanumicin,” the compound was named after the Hollywood veteran for its deadly abilities. In the published report, Sebastian Götze, a researcher at the German Leibniz Institute, shared more about the naming process.
“Lipopeptides are so effective at killing that we named them after Keanu Reeves because he’s so deadly in the role,” the scientist noted, before revealing that keanumicin is an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides.
News of the fantastic discovery only reached the “Matrix” star on March 4, when the presenter participated in the “Ask Me Anything” performance. Reddit. During the Q&A, a fan asked the Canadian actor what he thought of the deadly fungicide.
“They should have called him John Wick,” the host joked before admitting the name, keanumycin moved. him. “But it’s really cool… and surreal to me.” But thank you, scientists! Good luck and thanks for helping us.”
Elsewhere in the AMA session, Reeves answered other juicy questions. When a fan wondered if the 58-year-old had ever stolen items from the film’s sets, the ‘Constantine’ star revealed that he had received all of his memorabilia. The list included John Wick’s watch and wedding ring, 47 Ronin’s sword, and the first red pill he used in The Matrix.
Although the Saturn Award winner has no regrets about turning down any film roles, the Canadian admitted that he has always dreamed of playing Marvel’s “X-Men” character Wolverine. As for his favorite movie, Reeves had a mini-panic when trying to pick one of his standout performances.
“Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! F**k, aaaaaahhhhhhhh… I have been very lucky to work on some films that have changed my life. I can’t pick just one,” the Hollywood veteran admitted. But the icon shared some of his favorites, including “The Devil’s Advocate, The Matrix Trilogy, John Wick, and Private Idaho.”
It was clear from this AMA session that Reeves has a lot of fans. Although many would like to meet the actor, not everyone understood the difference between reality and fantasy. Per The Blast, the TV personality recently filed a restraining order against a delusional person he believed to be a relative.
A 38-year-old man named Bryan Dixon kept trespassing on the presenter’s space, trespassing on his property while claiming to be Jasper Keith Reeves on the internet. Last November, he was caught sneaking a DNA kit into his ‘Shadows’ co-writer’s home.
Dixon’s stalking and online harassment continued for months until the “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” star filed for a temporary restraining order to protect himself and his partner, Alexandra Grant.
The latest ‘John Wick’ installment has received positive reactions from film critics
Since the first “John Wick” film, Reeves has received glowing reviews for his portrayal of the title character. Now, PEOPLE it was recently reported that the fourth installment of the franchise could be the best action film to date.
The fourth part follows the assassin’s battle against the organized crime organization The High Table and the newest criminal Marquis de Gramont (played by Bill Skarsgard). Other stars such as Rina Sawayama, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada and Donnie Yen join the star-studded franchise.
After the initial screening of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” film critics sang the praises of the film. From the action-packed scenes to the excellent performances of the actors, there were few complaints from the viewers.
CinemaBlend critic Eric Eisenberg he tweeted that the film was “epic” because of the unique pace of the plot, which did not make the action scenes boring. Although he praised the cast for their good work, Yen was his critic’s MVP.
Liz Shannon Miller shared similar sentiments Twitter. The Consequence editor noted that every minute of the three-hour film counts and teased fans about the film’s finale, calling it “glorious.”