Keanu Reeves didn’t know he was the internet’s boyfriend: ‘that’s wacky’


Keanu Reeves is everywhere at present and I, for one, couldn’t be happier. He’s graced us with promotion for Always Be My Maybe, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, the Cyberpunk 2077 video game and now he’s doing promotion for his voice role as Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4 (which is getting incredible reviews, btw – I‘m so glad). During the red carpet for the TS4 premiere, Melody Chiu from EW/People TV seemingly revealed to Keanu that he was the internet’s current obsession. Since Keanu doesn’t have any social media accounts, he was surprised to hear this. Does he also not have a manager, agent or know anyone who’s been outside in the last year? Keanu is everywhere right now – how is this a surprise?

Obviously, watch the whole thing (it’s Keanu, duh) but Melody asks about being the internet’s boyfriend at the 2:17 mark:

His Internet Boyfriend response:

People are really going to embrace your (Duke Caboom) character. Also, Always Be My Maybe, people loved having you in that. And now you’ve been dubbed the internet’s boyfriend, how do we feel about that?

I’ve been what?

You’ve been dubbed the internet’s boyfriend. Everyone is just kind of gushing over oyu on the internet – you didn’t know that yet?

That’s, uh… that’s wacky. Well, the positivity, that’s great. It’s really special how John Wick was embraced. And working on Always Be My Maybe, Ali Wong, Randall Park just really – wonderful artists and people and it’s just really cool to get a chance to play with that.

Aw – that’s just the perfect answer we’d expect from our Internet Boyfriend! As I indicated above, when I read Keanu’s response, I wondered how the hell this could be news to him? But he does sound genuinely unaware of being dubbed Keanu the Dreamy. It also sounds as though he is at a loss for words on how to respond to that so in context, “that’s wacky,” comes across charming. Like, we don’t want our IB to respond, “Oh that crap’s just b*llsh*t anyway!” At the same time, if he’d rattled off some saccharine acceptance speech about how honored he was to be the object of everyone’s attention, we’d cry fake and move on to our next crush. Instead, he turns the whole thing into positive energy and makes it about the work and his fellow performers. I’m overplaying his wonderfulness for humor, but I really do think Keanu is the guy he appears to be. He’ll misstep, of course – I already have one friend side-eyeing him for coming out as an Anti-Stratfordian. I don’t believe in perfect people, but I think he’s a good guy. So if he wants to sum up my undying admiration for him as ‘wacky,’ works for me.

At the end of the clip, Keanu confirms his next project is Bill and Ted’s 3. Co-star Alex Winter confirmed he’s arrived on set so filming should start soon. Speaking of Keanu projects, I finally watched Destination Wedding with Winona Ryder. It’s not a great movie, but it scratches a few rom-com itches. I enjoyed it more than most because so much of it takes place in San Luis Obispo where I went to college. Winona and Keanu’s characters stay at The Apple Farm Hotel where I worked front desk and reservations. I even stayed in Millhouse B, which is the room in which Keanu’s character stays. So you best believe I’ve been telling everyone who’s listening that the Internet’s Boyfriend and I shared a hotel room.

In case anyone missed it last week’s episode of When Internet Boyfriends Converge:




Photo credit: WENN Photos, EW and Twitter

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  1. TIFFANY says:

    He had a similar response and was good natured about the Sad Keanu memes.

    As long as it brings joy to people, I think he is just gonna roll with it.

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    What makes his remark so charming is that because it caught him off guard, thus the wacky comment, he immediately jumped back on the PR track with the thank-you’s and the staff/crew compliments. He’s adorable.

  3. SJR says:

    I actually love him. Keanu has always been cool. And, he looks great.
    IMO, Keanu in motion is the best Keanu. 🙂
    I called dibs on Keanu as soon as I saw Point Break.
    I do enjoy his answers to stuff like this, so Keanu. It is wacky. 🙂

    Btw, look how nice he looks at his PR appearances…Take note Depp, its called showering and wearing clean clothes. Try it.

    • CityGirl says:

      I’m with you SJR – he had me at Point Break too. (Bill and Ted, not so much, lol)

    • SuperStef says:

      Loved him in Point Break, but he actually won me over first in Paula Abdul’s video for “Rush Rush”.

      Le sigh…

    • Starkiller says:

      I also appreciate, the dedication to showering semi-regularly and wearing clothes, that don’t look like something chewed them, but in all honesty, I think Keanu, could dress like a hobo and it wouldn’t even matter. No one would slag him off for it.

  4. LadyMTL says:

    I honestly think he’s such a good guy, and like him even moreso now than back in his Bill and Ted days. I think he’s incredible looking, and when it hits me that he’s in his 50’s I just…wow. Charming, kind, funny, handsome – love me some Keanu!

  5. DP says:

    He’s adorable. Past, present and future “heart throbs” should take note! Stay humble and be kind.
    Luke Perry was another actor that seemed to stay humble and kind.

  6. Adrien says:

    It’s nice to have all these Keannu-sance. I remember talk show hosts heavily mocked his acting, likened to Steven Seagal, put subtitles to his movie parts because his manner of speaking was Jeff Spicoli-like. Like a perpetually stoned surfer dude. But you know, he’s a pro. I enjoy watching all his movies even the romantic ones except for Johnny Mnemonic. That movie is hard to finish.

  7. Jerusha says:

    Keanu and Chris made a movie together, Street Kings, that was almost criminally ignored. Good movie with a great cast, and Keanu and Chris were terrific together. See it if you can.
    NOLA is only 125 miles west of me. Hmmm, road trip?
    Some Keanu goodies for your viewing pleasure.

    • Cait says:

      What is the relevance of New Orleans in this? Asking as someone who lives here. lol

      • Jerusha says:

        B&T3 will be filming there for a couple of months starting very soon. Keanu gets out and about wherever he’s working, so you might spot him on the street, in a restaurant, in a bookstore, wherever.

    • Cait says:

      You da real MVP

  8. GreenBunny says:

    I loved Destination Wedding! Keanu’s character is exactly like my little brother, so it cracked me up to see it. The sex scene is my favorite of all time because of how awkward and realistic it is. Hands down one of my favorite movies of all time.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Awkward doesn’t begin to describe that sex scene!

    • Tiffany says:

      I enjoyed it as well. And yes, that sex scene was awkward and funny as hell.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I loved it too.

    • Elisa says:

      I loved it, too. I went with a friend and we share a similar sense of humour. We were crying from laughing, but we were the only one’s in the cinema finding it hilarious. So the movie isn’t for everyone…

    • Granger says:

      Aw, I wish I shared your enthusiasm. I love Keanu and was hoping I’d love Destination Wedding but I thought it was terrible. Winona Ryder still grates on my every last nerve and the chemistry between them was pretty bland (in my opinion).

  9. Jess says:

    This makes me loves him even more, he doesn’t waste all of his time on the internet caring what people think of him, very sexy!

  10. Dani says:

    Lake House really hits all the Keanu feelings. I love him so much.

  11. stormsmama says:

    it is almost painful to *love* him this much
    sigh #keanuforever FOREVER

  12. Christina says:

    Keanu 4-ever ❤️ all over my Trapper Keeper, lol!

    Seriously, he is truly amazing. Comes off as a very ice guy, and he’s just so handsome.

  13. Caitrin says:

    I love it so much when our Internet Boyfriends converge into a gushing mess of non-problematic dudes being supportive and awesome.

  14. NWRose says:

    Keanu at 50 is extremely hot!!

    And yes, love the apple farm house too.

  15. The Recluse says:

    I would love to see Evans and Keanu team up in something funny or funny with action.
    And I am very suspicious about the Earl of Oxford and Shakespeare actually being collaborators to some degree, with Oxford being the lead writer in that duo.

  16. Betsy says:

    He’s anti-Stratfordian? That makes him hot as hell!

  17. Victoria says:

    Honk for Keanu!

  18. Raina says:

    He reminds me of my boyfriend.
    I adore this guy.