Keanu Reeves Says Alex Winter 'Almost Died' Filming Bill And Ted 3
Keanu Reeves has said Alex Winter 'almost died' while filming Bill & Ted Face The Music.
Reeves and Winter were speaking exclusively to LADbible for Bill And Ted Face The Music, which arrives in UK cinemas on 16 September.
Reeves, 55, said: "I think Alex almost died filming the prison yard scene so I'm glad, Alex, that you're still with us - you really laid it on the line for your craft."
Winter admits he 'saw the light' during a prison yard scene, in which he wore a muscular body suit in the sweltering heat.
Winter, also 55, said: "The issue was the heat. We were shooting in New Orleans in the dead of summer. It's a very, very hot and humid climate.
"I had it in my head from the beginning that I wanted to look like a silverback gorilla which requires a lot of weight and bulk which was probably not the best idea given where we we shooting the film. I was in an altered state. I was actually trying to go to the light."
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It's been 31 years since Reeves and Winter first shared the big screen in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. The third installment introduces the Wild Stallions' two music obsessed daughters who follow much in the footsteps of their dads. Both actors were impressed with Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving's excellent performances.
Reeves told LADbible: "They were fantastic. I love it because it felt organic to them being our kids."
Winter added: "It was really fun to perform opposite them and to feel like oh this is what Bill and Ted's kids would be like. They bought very much their own unique personalities to it with a little hint to our characters."
With the coronavirus pandemic changing our day-to-day lives, Winter agreed that the film's ending was particularly fitting.
He said: "We didn't make it with that in mind but it's embedded in the characters and those themes of the movies.
"It's about bringing people together and being kind to one another and it turns out that that's a particularly good message for the moment. We really hope people love the movie and get a little bit of joy out of it."
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