Kiss 98.5 (US), November 4, 2009
Keanu Reeves on With Janet & Nick(Transcripted by Anakin McFly, corrections by nafsunaek)
Janet: Keanu Reeves, Janet and Nick on Kiss 98.5. How are you?
Keanu: I'm good, good morning!
Janet: Good morning! Are you enjoying your time in Buffalo, Keanu?
Keanu: I am indeed, uh, just got in this morning, and uh, I'm looking at the, uh, M&T Bank, Buffalo savings bank, a beautiful building here, and uh, in the movie I'm going to uh, try and rob it
Nick: Tell us why you chose Buffalo as the location for your movie, Keanu.
Keanu: Well, extensively, uh, the story was, uh, we just kind of came up with the writer and the producer when we were, um, writing the script. It just seemed that uh, this location that, uh, it felt right. I think we'd just got to the history of the city.
Janet: All right. Have they made it easy for you to get everything you need here in Buffalo for your movie?
Keanu: Yeah, everyone's been really great. Um... you know, we, uh, seen the different court rooms, we've gone to uh, some banks to look at, just trying to look at different locations and everyone we've met has been uh, really nice.
Nick: Who else is going to be in the movie? Who are the big stars coming into town for me to hang out with?
Keanu: Uh there's no other big stars hanging out with me today, uh we have James Caan in the picture-
Janet: That's amazing.
Keanu: And, uh, lovely actress Vera Farmiga.
Keanu: And, um, yeah, so those two guys are going to star in the film.
Janet: Cool. How long are you gonna be in town for, Keanu?
Keanu: I'm gonna be here today, and uh coming back uh later, in, uh, December.
Janet: And so what are the movies are you working on? Is this the only project you're working on right now, or do you have other things on the burner?
Keanu: Um, I'm working on this film right now and hopefully, you know, some things will... coming up in the future hopefully but right now this has been my focus; the film's called Henry's Crime, I've been working on it for about three years, and, uh, you know it's coming together, and hopefully we'll get to make it and hopefully people will like it. It's a... kind of romantic comedy heist movie. Uh, with a, you know, a warm-hearted form of love.
Janet: What about extras for your movie, because I know a lot of people in Buffalo want to be in this movie. How can they get into your movie?
Keanu: I don't know, I guess there are casting agents who're in town.
Janet: Okay. All right, so contact them and that's how they get in the movie.
Keanu: You know, there's a lot of different ways. Um, you know, sometimes it depends on, really, you know, the location et cetera, you know, we don't, we're not really sure what we're doing yet, we're kind of putting it together, so I can't really, uh, specifically answer that question.
Janet: That's cool. D'you know, we've been each and every day on Kiss 98.5 kind of auditioning for your movies, trying to channel your Keanu Reeves acting spirit with one word, because we found that there's one word you like to say in movies. Do you know about this?
Keanu: I do not.
Janet: You... you say 'what', in a very creative, inspirational way. And so each day we try to do it the way you do it.
Nick: 'what? what?'
Janet: We try to do that each day, 'cos we love it. There's just something about the way you say the word 'what'
Nick: Only you do your 'what', like you do.
Janet: Only you, you do that. Could you just do it, once for us.
Keanu: (laughs) I... don't know if I... am I impersonating myself in any particular film?
Nick: Uh... all of them!
Nick: From what I get, sort of channelling, 'cos I think it's-
Keanu: I'm rolling all of my 'what's together into one 'what'.
Nick: I'm looking for one ultimate 'what' from Keanu Reeves.
Keanu: The ultimate 'what'. ... Well, uh... oh, gosh.
Janet: Do you need an (...?)
Keanu: Um, you know, I think you always have to kind of be in the moment, you know, given your, you know, the, as an actor you're always looking at the given circumstances of... of that moment. So I think today I'm going to go, "What?"
Janet: That's the one we're going to use, that's it-
Nick: That's incredible!
Janet: Keanu, just one more time. 'Cos this is, this is a major moment in my life. I'm ready-
Janet: -okay. ... One more time! Do it again!
Nick: (in hysterics) You missed it, Janet!
Janet: No! I-
Keanu: "What?" ...All right, I have to go back to, uh, try and figure this film out out here, thank you so much for your time, and have a beautiful day.
Janet: One more time, Keanu!