Cinematical (US), July 8, 2009

Keanu Reeves Becoming a Chef?

by Monika Bartyzel

We already learned that Keanu Reeves is ready to tap into his foodie side for David Fincher's Chef, but could this culinary fan take it a step further? Contact Music reports that Reeves has become enamored with Herve This and his book Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavour. The actor said: "I'm dabbling in it and looking at becoming a chef. He is fantastic. I didn't really cook before but this book may be changing my life." Jesus... Talk about jumping right in. For those unfamiliar, molecular gastronomy is cooking by means of science -- not exactly the ease of a fried egg.

I can't help but wonder if this is all just part of his prep for Chef, and if it is, that makes me a bit more interested in the whole production. The thought of Reeves taking on a food-loving comedy was hurting my foodie heart, but if he is actually learning the subtle and intricate science of food? My interest is piqued.

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Anakin McFly
(2009-07-09 18:01:38)

I'm kind of fascinated by how, based on that few sentences he said, so many articles suddenly sprouted out of nowhere claiming that Keanu was thinking of ditching his acting career (hah; they wish) in favour of being a chef.

This seems to be one of the few that actually takes the thing in context and doesn't blow it out of scale; not to mention that it also seems to be the only one that knows about Chef.

GuestYes but ,,, (2009-07-15 17:00:56)
 Don't they always?
And it gets repeated (2009-07-18 19:22:22)
 In Australia a magazine called New Idea (cover date 18/07/09) picked up on the mistake and ran a short paragraph with the amusing headline "Keanu to be a Master Chef"

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