Reeves still has “the first red pill the Wachowskis gave me” from the 1999 sci-fi film.
Keanu Reeves kept a memento to remind him to keep going down the rabbit hole.
The “Matrix” icon is visible in the Reddit AMA thread that you still have the red pill from the original 1999 film written and directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski. When asked if he had “ever stolen” anything from the sets, Reeves wrote, “They didn’t steal … the watch and wedding ring from John Wick, a sword from Ronin 47,” and the first red pill the Wachowskis they gave me .”
Reeves starred alongside “John Wick” franchise star Laurence Fishburne in the pivotal scene in which Morpheus (Fishburne) gives Neo (Reeves) two choices: either take the blue pill to remain an accomplice in the Matrix, or the red pill, to find out the truth. his life.
Reeves recently reflected on the legacy of “The Matrix” in a 2021 interview Fun tonight, saying, “He was influential. I think the influences that went into The Matrix carried those influences over to other filmmakers in anime, camerawork, and action. (It) started training actors and actresses to try to do more physical acting.”
He continued: “I think the humor, the style and maybe I don’t know the ambition. It’s hard to make a fun sci-fi movie that’s also about philosophy and big ideas.”
“The Matrix” was so influential that Reeves still thinks about the fight and stunt training he learned for the film more than 20 years ago.
“Nothing will ever compare to ‘The Matrix’ kung fu training because it was so unique and the first time,” Reeves shared on the Reddit thread. “But the jiu-jitsu in ‘John Wick,’ which is integrated with judo and gun-fighting, can never be touched in its own way.”
Stunt training for “John Wick: Chapter 4” took 12 weeks and included reversing a car 180 degrees while loading a prop gun.
“John Wick: Chapter 4 has the most action of any of the (‘John Wick’) movies, which is saying a lot,” Reeves said. Total Film. “And that’s by a good margin.” It’s a big show. ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ was the most physically demanding role I’ve ever had in my career. I was really trained to have what we call a toolbox.”
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