Keanu Reeves started his career as an actor in Hollywood playing “profound” characters, according to many people.
Still, in the following years after he started, he earned his reputation as a deep, down-to-earth, and thoughtful individual that defies all those stereotypes which made him popular.
Recently, he appeared on The Late Show of Stephen Colbert, and his appearance there simply reinforced how and also why he is in the hearts of many people like several other celebrities from Hollywood are.
While he was guest on late-night talk shows in order to promote John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and the opening of it, he also discussed his career, together with the making of the amazing blockbuster action movie, and the plot of Bill & Ted sequel which will come soon.
While talking about the science fiction comedy which we all waited for so long, in which the world is facing its end until Bill S. Preston, played by Alex Winter, and “Ted” Logan may write an additional Wyld Stallyns song, his conversation suddenly turned toward philosophy matters and mortality’s fleeting nature.
Reeves said that if they cannot write the song:
“It’s the end of the universe. It’s the end of the time-space continuum.”
Then Colbert responded:
“So you’re facing your own mortality and the mortality of all existence. Wow.”
During that particular point, without any warning, the profoundly Catholic host of the talk show steered the conversation in a quite heavy territory and asked:
“What do you think happens when we die, Keanu Reeves?”
Then, Reeves took a pause in order to take into consideration the question’s gravity. In his typical fashion, he delivered quite an interesting answer, saying:
“I know that the ones who love us will miss us.”
Every person that once experienced the passing away of someone he or she loved is going to resonate with the answer Reeves gave. Colbert resonated with it too, because just like Reeves, he was continually shaken by such losses of close people in his life.
He was sitting quietly for some time and pondered the words Reeves said, before he actually broke into a long smile, extending the hand to Reeves for a quite strong handshake.
The audience was won over by this exchange. One of the online viewers even said that the last response of Reeves was really beautiful, so that he had to return and listen to it again and again, and it finally made him cry.
Another user noted that she didn’t know she could like Keanu Reeves more than she already did.
And, another comment was the most powerful one, because it says everything that many people think about this actor:
“He may not be the best actor there is, but he’s a great dude who makes some great entertainment and, maybe above all, he’s sincere, humble, nice, and generous. There aren’t many in the business who come off as just all around great dudes as much as Keanu does.”
Regardless of the fact if it was the breakout role he played in the drama of 1986 as the aloof teen headbanger, titled River’s Edge, or his incredible performance as an airheaded stoner called Theodore or “Ted” Logan in the films Bill & Ted, or also his memorable and iconic role as the naïve accomplice in one crime thriller titled Point Break, many people associate him with his memorable line “Whoa.”
Reeves definitely succeeded in carving out a reputation of someone that not only is not a goofball or so but also does not take himself quite seriously. We can say that he has never forgotten what being human means – he has not lost his pure, human heart.
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