Behind the glamour
For all the glitz and Pierre Cardin parties, the Cannes Film Festival is hard work, insists the duty-bound Stephanie Bunbury.
(snipped for Keanu)
Less of a surprise was Keanu Reeves's snappy repartee in the press conference for The Matrix Reloaded. Someone asked kindly whether the success of the film had made it more difficult for him to live a private life. Reeves thought for some time, his expression still as artlessly innocent as we remember him in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, the film that made him what he is today. Laurence Fishburne, who was sitting next to him, decided to help him out. He whispered in his ear for a long time. Reeves nodded. He faced his interlocutor, took a breath and then exhaled slowly. "No," he said. No. No! That was it! Isn't Keanu fab? And come to think of it, he doesn't seem to be ageing either. Get that boy to Thunderbird Island right now!