Hello! (UK), November 30, 1999
AS PARENTHOOD BECKONS FOR THE 'SPEED' STAR HE SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN
Although screen heart-throb Keanu Reeves is reportedly thrilled at the prospect of becoming a father, imminent parenthood shows no sign of slowing the Speed star down. Keanu's girlfriend, 27-year-old Jennifer Syme, is expecting a baby daughter early in the new year. Once she arrives, the child will reportedly be named Eva Archer, and also take both parents' surnames. Meanwhile, Keanu continues to live up to his action-man reputation.
Labelled one of the sexiest men in Tinseltown, Keanu keeps in trim by playing hockey, for the Hollywood Hoots and thrashing the guitar in his band Dogstar. But his movie career keeps him busiest of all.
Having nearly finished shooting The Replacements with Gene Hackman, Keanu is set to star in several new films - Fishing For Moonlight, about the Russian Mafia, a remake of 1968's Sweet November and the two Matrix sequels, to he filmed in Australia next autumn.
Keanu is said to be thrilled at the birth of his first child early next year with girlfriend Jennifer Syme (right). Off-screen he leads a fast-paced life and enjoys playing hockey for the Hollywood Hoots, but it's his break-neck career which is the most demanding. Having almost finished filming The Replacements, the screen idol is set to star in two new movies before going to Australia to shoot back-to-back sequels to Matrix. The star will certainly need to live up to his all-action image to deal with the demands of parenthood and a gruelling career.