Sky News (UK), May 19, 2003

Keanu Brings Matrix to London

Actor Keanu Reeves has revealed he did not read the script before making his new film The Matrix Reloaded because he trusted so much in the makers.

Keanu and his fellow stars held a news conference in London before Wednesday's UK opening. It followed a lavish £2m party to promote the film at the Cannes film festival.

All the stars had to undergo intensive martial arts training for the movie's fight scenes, and producer Joel Silver told how actress Carrie-Anne Moss broke her leg in the first week of filming.

Keanu admitted he has not continued with his Kung Fu training.

The film's most unlikely stars were also present - Neil and Adrian Rayment, more familiar to British TV viewers as the handymen from DIY show Better Homes with Carol Vorderman.

They also happen to be black belts in karate and joined the Matrix cast after producers spotted their potential.

Co-star Laurence Fishburne told movie critics why he liked being in the film: "We get to be super heroes in these films and the child in us all is excited by that - because it's cool."

Keanu added: "I just hope that people get something out of the film. It has a lot to offer and it's full of hope."

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