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“Everyone becomes a target”: Charlize Theron Pushed Keanu Reeves to Train Harder for John Wick After Her Own Action Thriller Movie

“Everyone becomes a target”: Charlize Theron Pushed Keanu Reeves to Train Harder for John Wick After Her Own Action Thriller Movie

Charlize Theron has already established herself as an action star due to her successful projects in Hollywood. Not just action projects, like the Fast & Furious franchise and Mad Max: Fury Road, she has even impressed the fans with her dynamic roles like The Devil’s Advocate. Given that she always tried her best to perfectly execute her role, she once even pushed Keanu Reeves to train harder for John Wick: Chapter 2. 

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron

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The actress once opened up about training in the same airport hanger with Reeves and shared how she affected his training for his then-new film.

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Keanu Reeves Pushed Himself Harder After Watching Charlize Theron

John Wick: Chapter 4
Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4

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Charlize Theron and Keanu Reeves have already shared a screen when the duo starred opposite each other in Taylor Hackford-directed The Devil’s Advocate. They got reunited when the actress was training for the Atomic Blonde film meanwhile the latter was working to give more action thrilled performance in John Wick: Chapter 2.

Given that the duo was headlining their own thriller films, they work working hard to get ready for the action sequences that came along the way. Even her fighting style was more hands-on combat which dealt with elbow and knee strikes. That fighting style made her battle sequences more realistic. While the duo was not training together all the time, they did get into friendly spars that would help them get more into shape.

The former even shared that her combat style even inspired Reeves to modify his training pattern for his second installment in the John Wick franchise.

“We had a lot of like, you know, smack talk. We did a lot of that.”

While the duo smeared each other in a friendly way, Theron also opened up about fantasizing to defeat the actor.

Charlize Theron Talked About Defeating Keanu Reeves

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

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The actress opened up about imagining defeating Reeves in an actual fight. She even admitted that she would win the combat in her head. She continued,

“I would have stupid moments where I would think I could actually tackle him and pin him down.”

She responded how her gym partner actually entertained her idea.

“He would just try to, in a very sweet way, entertain my complete stupidity and allow me to kind of pin him down.”

Due to their friendly spars, the duo pushed each other to perform their very best in their respective action roles. It was a complete success with Theron-led film even compared to Reeves’ John Wick series.

The John Wick series is available on Amazon Prime Video meanwhile Atomic Blonde is available on Netflix.

Source: SlashFilm

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