Keanu Reeves took over the world with Speed and The Matrix franchise. Over the years, the actor has become famous for being a kind and humble person who takes care of his family as well as the crew. News of him helping carry filming equipment or gifting personalized Rolex watches to John Wick 4’s stunt team endeared him to many.
As a result, even though Reeves’ films weren’t faring too well at the box office, he was experiencing a massive resurgence in his popularity. Over time, the John Wick franchise catapulted him to global stardom again. As such, even at the age of 58, he has die-hard fans, especially female ones, and one of them is co-star late Lance Reddick’s wife.
Keanu Reeves’ Co-star Admitted His Wife Was In Love With The Star
The late Lance Reddick starred in multiple films in his career. However, it can’t be denied that one of his most popular roles is Charon in the John Wick films. But it seems like he was in a bit of a competition with lead star Keanu Reeves, because his wife, Stephanie Reddick, admired and even loved him.
In an interview with co-star Ian McShane, he admitted to his wife’s crush on his co-star. Here’s how the conversation went:
McShane: “His (Keanu Reeves) movie stardom changed with tragedy, changed with real-life charm. You know, people like looking at him on the screen. He ain’t too difficult to look at, either.”
Reddick: “Really? You think so? So, you agree with my wife? He agrees with my wife.”
Lance Reddick would have had difficulty finding people who disagreed with his wife or co-star Ian McShane’s opinions on Keanu Reeves’ looks. However, this doesn’t mean that he wasn’t fond of the Speed star himself. In fact, he adored and admired him too.
Lance Reddick Once Expressed That Keanu Reeves Is A Thoughtful And Kind Man
In an interview, Lance Reddick revealed that Keanu Reeves is a very thoughtful person even though he’s a big film star. In fact, he said that many people were surprised by his kindness because he’s such a big star. He said:
“He’s definitely one of the most thoughtful … I mean, the movie star thing aside, because he’s such a big movie star, that’s why it caught people so much by surprise. He’s so thoughtful and so kind.”
The Canal Street star was also proud of the way the John Wick films had grown in stature over the years. He initially thought the films were going to be cult hits and not the massive juggernauts they are now. He said:
“First of all, I’m just amazed that it’s gotten to this point because it started as such a small, almost an independent film that I wasn’t sure was going to be much more than maybe a cult hit that I knew was just a great script that turned into this juggernaut.”
Reddick was also proud of the fact that he was a part of this mega-franchise which was brilliantly executed and changed the way action films get made. This is the second time Keanu Reeves has changed the way action films get shot. The first time he did it with The Matrix. John Wick 5 is expected to push even more boundaries.
The John Wick films are available on Peacock.