Footage Of Teenage Keanu Reeves Presenting Canadian News Goes Viral
Keanu Reeves has gone viral once again, thanks to footage of the legendary actor and all-round good guy appearing on Canadian news way back when he was a teenager.
Some may know that before Reeves rose to fame thanks to roles in the Bill & Ted series, the Matrix trilogy and other high profile film roles, he was a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Joining the broadcaster in 1984 when he was still just 19, Reeves was part of the Going Great segment - which saw the host travel to various places across North America.
The footage that has recently resurfaced and been shared all over social media is a piece starring the Hollywood action star as he takes a look at the first ever Canadian International Teddy Bear Convention.
As the video at the top of the article shows, Reeves was clearly a star in the making. Oozing natural charisma, he is sharp-witted and makes several jokes as he glides through the segment, talking to several furry friends as he goes.
This clip pre-dates the actor's ascent into the movie limelight, coming as it does four years before his supporting role in 1988's Dangerous Liasons, and five before Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
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After sometimes focusing on smaller budget and independent films, Reeves' stock is once again at an all-time high, thanks to the success of the John Wick franchise.
He is slated to appear in two more films in the series, to be filmed back-to-back.
He's also reprising his role as Neo as part of the much-anticipated fourth Matrix film, while Bill & Ted Face the Music is finally released in the UK this month, after delays due to Covid-19.
Speaking ahead of the making of the fourth and fifth John Wick, director Chad Stahelski told Comic Book that the plan was to make sure 4 was a solid film, before moving onto 5 afterwards, rather than working on both concurrently.
"There's the studio business side of things where, of course, I think they think Keanu and I are getting on in our years, so they're going to try do to two back to back," Stahelski said.
"That's interesting. It's very flattering. I'm psyched that I have a studio behind me that wants to keep making John Wicks."
He added: "The way Keanu and I approach it with our writing team is, 'Look, we have ideas, but it's not like I'm working with two sets of writers on two movies. We're going to write a really good number four.
"If a really good number four feels solid to Keanu and I, we'll make that one. That doesn't mean we won't plan on a five or start writing five, but we want to make sure we have a solid story."
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