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John Wick 4 Star Keanu Reeves Meditates Before Action Scenes: “Not any formal meditation. I have to get my mind right”

John Wick 4 Star Keanu Reeves Meditates Before Action Scenes: "Not any formal meditation. I have to get my mind right"

Keanu Reeves is a celebrated actor who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with his remarkable performances in films that have become iconic over the years. Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, Reeves has starred in a diverse range of films, showcasing his range and versatility as an actor. He gained widespread recognition for his role as Jack Traven in the action-thriller Speed and cemented his place as a Hollywood icon with his portrayal of Neo in the groundbreaking science-fiction film The Matrix. 

One of the most prominent works of Reeves is featured in the John Wick franchise, which has been adored by audiences across the globe. The franchise is back with its fourth installment. Reeves in a recent interview revealed that he always practices meditation to prepare his mind for action sequels.

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Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves Shares His Training Regime For John Wick: Chapter 4

The John Wick franchise is known for its impressive action sequences, and much of the credit goes to Reeves’ dedication to his craft. Reeves shared that he underwent training for 3-4 months before shooting his action scenes in John Wick: Chapter 4The Matrix star shared his boot camp designed specifically for the John Wick franchise. This boot camp includes martial arts training, weapons training, and tactical training, all of which help them perform the complex fight sequences seen in the films.

“I had the opportunity to do a bunch of stuff in John Wick 4. I trained for about three, or four months and got to do some more trying to get to the next level, do movie judo and movie jiu-jitsu, and then some movie precision driving. Throwing 180s and 270s and doing some drifting was really fun. Got to try and learn some nunchucks, which was a little hectic, but enjoyable. I got back to the weapons, doing some manipulations, and some reloading. I love what I called John Wick boot camp and going to John Wick’s school because I get to meet so many great masters of what they do, try and learn. It was a great experience.”

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Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin

Keanu Reeves On His Mental Preparations Before Shooting Action Scenes

The Speed star shared that he practices meditation before performing any action sequels. Keanu Reeves‘s approach to meditation is unique in that he does not follow any formal technique. Instead, the Constantine star focuses on getting his mind right, which involves preparing mentally for the intense physical activity of action scenes. This mental preparation helps him stay focused and present during the shoot, reducing the risk of injury and allowing him to deliver a more authentic performance.

“Probably not any formal meditation. I have that expression. I have to get my mind right. So, there is a little bit… I’ll take time to get my mind right.”

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Keanu Reeves in the John Wick franchise
Keanu Reeves in the John Wick franchise

Reeves’ approach to mental and physical preparation ensures that he is always ready to perform at his best, even when faced with challenging scenes. John Wick: Chapter 4 was released on March 23, 2023, and is currently rolling in cinemas.

Source: GMA

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