Keanu Reeves responds to being called the ‘nicest guy in Hollywood’

‘Matrix’ star has developed a reputation for off-screen benevolence

Louis Chilton
Thursday 16 December 2021 07:51 GMT
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Keanu Reeves has charmed fans with his response to being called the “nicest guy in Hollywood”.

The actor, who appears in the much-anticipated franchise sequel The Matrix Resurrections this month, has banked an extraordinary amount of goodwill with fans in recent years for his off-screen demeanour.

Appearing alongside Carrie-Anne Moss on Red Table Talk, an online series hosted by Matrix co-star Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Reeves was asked about his reaction to the epithet.

“Keanu, everyone says you’re Hollywood’s nicest guy, and you’re such a giving person,” asked a fan, via video message. “What do you do to give to yourself?”

Hearing the question, a visibly embarrassed Reeves was seen doubling over, shaking his head.

He remained doubled over for the duration of the question, eventually lifting his head to reveal a smile.

The actor then responded: “Let’s go for motorcycle ride, let’s read. I love going to the movies. For me, my work is that as well. I often sometimes get asked, ‘You know, you’ve been at this for a while’, and they’re like, ‘Do you still love it?’

“And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I love it even more’. For me, work is life.”

The Matrix Resurrections is released in cinemas on 22 December.

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