Keanu Reeves isn’t new to generosity. His down-to-earth nature of being has always been the talk of the town; his interview answers are always spot-on and highly epiphanic; and he is always upfront on charitable donations. And seems like he also isn’t shy of showering his loved ones with unexpected gifts of appreciation and gratitude.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keanu Reeves decided to celebrate his return to his famous role as Neo in Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix: Resurrections, with all the people from his inner circle included in his planned set of festivities. Leaving no one out, Reeves invited all his team members and representatives, that including his agents, managers, and publicists, as well as his key insiders from the industry to the world premiere of The Matrix: Resurrections in San Francisco.
To ensure that all his mates are comforted and have the best experience, Reeves turned the trip into an all-expenses-paid vacation, with hotel accommodations and a post-premiere brunch organized especially for the invitees. He even took all of them by private jet to make sure his friends have the best time.
Reeves is not the one to talk about his acts of gratitude. It was actually Chad Stahelski, Reeves’ friend and director of John Wick films who confirmed Reeves’ grand gesture. Stahelski, while walking the red carpet of the premiere, said,
He flew a bunch of us up here. He’s incredibly generous. In the audience tonight will be so many people that helped him, from his martial art trainers to jiu-jitsu trainers to hair and makeup to his stunt crew. He makes sure that his friends and family are here. He’s epic.”
Stahelski is one of Reeves’ closest friends, who first was the latter’s trainer and stunt double for 1999 hit The Matrix, and eventually succeded as his director on the John Wick franchise. Reeves, staying true to his ways, never talked about the gift he gave to his friends, proving his modesty once again. The only thing he said in response,
“Yeah, it’s great to be able to share our experiences and lives together.”
Reeves earlier gifted Rolex submariners to the stunt team who assisted him in John Wick 4. Reeves also donated seventy percent of the fee he took for The Matrix: Resurrections to charity. Even during the making and post-production of The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix: Revolutions, Reeves took a pay cut for the crew to generate further funds to complete visual and special effects work on the sequel.
Keanu Reeves always finds a way to tell his friends how grateful he is of them to help him train and prepare for the tough roles he has taken in his career, especially in the action genre. His ways to show his coworkers and his friends, such kindness never stay hidden despite him not talking about it, as both the ones close to him as well as his fans around the globe also hold him in high regard.