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Jaden Smith Claimed Keanu Reeves isn’t as Serious as Everyone Thinks: “He’s very, very funny”

Jaden Smith Claimed Keanu Reeves isn't as Serious as Everyone Thinks: "He's very, very funny"

Keanu Reeves has been the talk of the town after his stellar performance in the action-packed film John Wick: Chapter 4. The film is getting excessively praised for its action choreography and ingenuity. John Wick: Chapter 4 has reinvented the action genre breathing new life into and at the center of it all is the Hollywood heart-throb, Keanu Reeves. 

Reeves is a man of few words and fewer smiles, his stoic and serious personality leaves no room for humor, emotions, or laughter, or so we think. The Matrix star is quite the funny one reports a young co-actor, Jaden Smith. 

Jaden Smith felt welcomed by John Wick star Keanu Reeves

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Cast of The Day The Earth Stood Still

Jaden Smith and Keanu Reeves worked on the same project back in 2008, titled The Day the Earth Stood Still. This sci-fi film is set in Manhattan where the lead characters investigate human-like aliens. This fun, scary, slightly creepy concept faired well in 2008 with a Box Office collection of $ 23 Million. During an interview Jaden Smith was questioned about working with Parabellum star, to this the young actor promptly replies, 

“He is a really cool guy and a great actor and he is very, very funny. He always had a lot of jokes and also made me feel welcome.” 

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Keanu Reeves and Jaden Smith in The Day The Earth Stood Still

This might come as a surprise to many who have never seen or talked to Reeves up close. It is hard to believe that someone as serious as Reeves could crack jokes and gel with kids. Young Smith crushed all our preconceived notions about the 58-year-old actor.

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Keanu Reeves was impressed by young Jaden Smith’s maturity 

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Keanu Reeves

When the tables were turned and Keanu Reeves was asked about his junior co-star, the Constantine star had just good things to say about him. Reeves appreciated Smith’s professionalism. 

“He’s a good kid and he’s very professional, so I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to bond with him just because he was a young actor.”

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The Matrix star also went on to share why he closely produced and starred in the sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still, to this Keanu Reeves shared his enthusiasm about aliens. 

“I figure it was just the story itself [that drew me to the film], much like Scott [Derrickson]. The Earth is at a kind of crisis point, a crossroads, and humanity is as well. I thought that would be a good place to start and I thought it would be fun to play an alien.”

Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid

Keanu Reeves’s young co-actor Jaden Smith shares his fascination with aliens and films that are scary, thrill-inducing, and scary. When Smith was asked why did he say yes to The Day the Earth Stood Still? The Pursuit of Happyness replies, 

“I think science fiction is cool because it’s fake, I love aliens and creepy, scary stuff, those are the type of movies I like best. I loved the movie Alien and I liked The Lord Of The Rings.”

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After starring in The Day the Earth Stood Still, Will Smith’s son went on to star in The Karate Kid which bought him worldwide recognition, fame, and numerous accolades. 

Source: DNA

Written by Pragya Sancheti

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