Ladies' Home Journal (US), November 2009

Keanu Confidential

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He plays a rakish drifter in this month's drama The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee. But in real life Keanu Reeves knows just where he's headed.

My character in this movie is... Funny yet dark. Someone will say to him, "It's a beautiful day!" And he's like, "I'm trying not to notice."

Idea of perfect happiness...
Perfection is an ideal, an unachievable ideal. So maybe happiness is an unachievable perfect ideal? I don't know. I'll just settle for a good day, where everybody is healthy.

Am I still treated like a teen idol?
Not really. I do get people who say, "My mother loved you!" Then once in awhile you get a strange one - some young person who enjoyed The Lake House and you're like, "Really?" And they say, "Yeah!" And you're like, "Cool."

Is marriage in my future?
If you had asked me three years ago, you would have had a real strong "yes!" Then it turned to "I hope." Now it's "maybe" Right now I'm just living in the present.

How I do good...
I have a private foundation that's been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children's hospitals and cancer research. I don't like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.

30 years from now I want...
To be on a porch with my hound, in a rocking chair, with a view.

If I weren't an actor...
I would have loved to have played net in the Olympics. Being the starting goaltender for the Canadian hockey team would have been pretty cool.

A guilty pleasure...
Really liking Avril Lavigne songs. It takes me back to the girls I grew up with, singing those Top 40 power ballads.


Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The , Lake House, The