Cosmopolitan US , November Keanu finally comes clean For years, he's been private about everything, but Cosmo found the candid side of sexy, still-single Keanu Reeves. He reveals what he wants from a woman, the crazy things he'll do for love, and the death-defying way he gets his kicks. You see, even jaded, hardcore Hollywood locals can't help but be starstruck by the 39 year old face of The Matrix trilogy, one of the biggest movie franchises ever to hit the big screen.
No doubt, too, the attention he commands has something to do with his hot-without-trying look: But beyond his alluringly exotic appearance his father is part Chinese, part Hawaiian, his mother is English Keanu has an unmistakable air of mystery.
He's fiercly guarded and known for evading questions about his personal life. And he's hard to pin down because he rarely stays in one place for too long. He's been living out of a suitcase and in hotels ever since he appeared as Jack Traven in 's Speed. But the vagabond lifestyle is coming to an end. The Toronto native has finally laid down roots for the first time in nine years by purchasing a palatial pad in the Hollywood Hills.
He's also blown his famous hush-hush interview policy and gotten downright forthcoming with Cosmo. Read on for a very rare glimpse of the secretive star's life. Yes, it's very exciting.
I think the films are incredibly special, and to have so many people respond to them and to come out and see them in such a big way is a very rare thing to happen. Will the The Matrix Revolutions answer the remaining story line questions? The cycle will be complete. The directors aren't going to rip you off. At the end of the second one, they didn't say "To be continued" they said "To be concluded," which I thought was a cool thing.
What are the Matrix fans like? People do Matrix costume parties and get tattoos and that sort of thing. But there was a breakfast cereal called Bill and Ted's Excellent Cereal, named after that movie, so nothing seems all that strange anymore.
Is it true that you, the guy who plays the computer hacker Thomas Anderson, aka Neo don't even own a computer? Oh yea that's totally true. I really should get one. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Playing Neo is physically demanding. How did you get into shape? I trained all day long for four months, doing kicking, stretching, punching, and wirework learning to use wires for all the gravity-defying kicks and flips.
The hardest part was the fight scene from Reloaded with the Smiths a sequence with his enemy and multiple clones. I fought with 12 stuntment, we worked on it for three weeks, and I think Neo had something like moves. Did you ever get hurt? But there was a bit of blood. My thumb got cut and it burst open. Are you a big risk taker? I have a two-level fusion — which means I have a metal plate in my neck — and a ruptured spleen, some road-rash scars.
How do you deal with the media attention? The best I can. If it becomes overly intrusive, then it is an issue. Are you still with your band, Dogstar? We just needed to take a break from one another. Keep the bras coming! Bowie was at the Hollywood Palladium on Halloween night.
We went on tour with Bon Jovi in Australia. We were the first of three bands, so we basically played to empty lawns and security guards, but we had a blast. If you had to pick what would be a great day off for you? Spending time with friends, maybe going for a short bike ride on my motorcycle, reading a little, having a good meal. I also like leaving days open for surprises.
I try not to make schedules, because work is so focused. What would be a perfect date? And you have great ease with them. Just a good experience. I am currently single. Do you ever want to get married? Would a girl need to commit to riding around on a motorcycle to date you? Do you like women to approach you, or do you prefer to approach women? What are you still trying to figure out about women? The figuring out is the fun part.
Is there anything you know to be true about women? If you could have one get-out-of-jail-free card with a woman, what would you typically use it for? So are you saying that you lie and cheat? You walked right into that. Oh, I knew exactly what I was walking into. Maybe I can give it away to someone.
Eyes, legs, hair, cleavage….. Oh, those all sound so good. Do you have a least-favorite body part and a favorite body part? So let me think.