Sci Fi Wire (US), August 7, 2001
Aaliyah Reveals Matrix 2 Role
Aaliyah, who appears in the upcoming Matrix Reloaded and the as-yet-untitled third Matrix movie, told fans during a TeenPeople.com chat that she never shares the screen with star Keanu Reeves. "I don't even think I have a scene with him," the pop star said, according to a transcript on the Matrix Online Web site. "I'm not sure, because stuff changes, but we don't interact."
Aaliyah reportedly plays a character named Zee. "My boyfriend in the film flies their ship, but I don't do much with Neo," she said. "My character's motivation is her boyfriend. She's from Zion. Everything she does is based on him. She gets to be in some of the action in part three for her man, so it's really sweet."
The singer, who also stars in the upcoming vampire movie Queen of the Damned, said she will return to Sydney, Australia, for a month in January to shoot more footage for the Matrix sequels. The Matrix Reloaded is due out in late 2002.