Turns Out Keanu Took the Red Pill…Literally

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Keanu Reeves Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit was a legendary one. While people took the opportunity to ask the actor their favorite questions, one person asked him if he had stolen anything from the sets he worked on. For what it’s worth, Reeves’s answer is just as wholesome as you would hope for.

“Not stolen… the watch and wedding ring from John Wick, a sword from 47 Ronin, and the first red pill that the Wachowski’s ever gave me,” replies Reeves.

This admission of taking the red pill in The Matrix comes as he is doing the press circuit to promote the fourth film in the John Wick franchise, and both franchises are some of his most well-known and well-respected work. Given the levels of fighting in. both franchises, a fan asked about how they stacked up.

“Nothing can ever compare to the kung fu training from the Matrix because it was so unique and my first time…but the jiu-jitsu in John Wick being integrated with judo and gunfights can never be touched in its own way.”

Given his success across different film genres, he has had a rather fortunate career. Something he openly acknowledges. “I’ve been very fortunate to work on a few films that have changed my life. I can’t pick just one,” Reeves said. “But here are a few- ‘River’s Edge,’ ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,’ ‘Matrix’ trilogy, ‘The Devil’s Advocate,’ ‘A Scanner Darkly,’ ‘My Own Private Idaho,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘John Wick’.”

Despite his reluctance to include Speed with Sandra Bullock, this is a list of films many people can say they grew up with. Either in theaters or on tape, his films have simply become a part of the fabric of America. While we can’t exactly thank the red pill, we can’t rule it out, either.