Hurting For His Craft
Keanu Reeves is two months into his training for his two Matrix sequels and he's hurting.
"It's very intensive. Carrie Ann (Moss) and Laurence (Fishburn) and I are in training Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.," reports Reeves, who is currently starring opposite Charlize Theron in the romantic drama Sweet November.
"We do 90 minutes of stretching first thing each morning then another 90 minutes of kicking, followed by specialized one-on-one training."
In the afternoons Reeves, Moss and Fishburne have classes in specific choreography and wire work with Yuen Wo-Ping, who choreographed Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Reeves sported a cast "after a minor trauma to my ankle. I only had it in the cast for four days to aid the healing of the tendon."
Because he is filming the two Matrix sequels simultaneously, Reeves says he will be "out of the loop for about 18 months. I think making these films is such a wonderful experience that it's definitely worth it."