Daily Mail (UK), October 7, 2010
Happy Keanu strikes AGAIN: Things are looking up as Reeves keeps on smiling
Keanu Reeves has a huge grin on his face as he shoots scenes for his new movie.
The actor, dubbed 'Sad Keanu' on account of the many photos of him looking glum and solitary, is seen here tearing down the street with a camcorder in hand.
Flashing his stomach as he runs, these new pictures come just weeks after others surfaced of him smiling and chatting to a female friend in Canada.
And if he keeps up this happy disposition, his army of internet followers who obsess over his loner image may have to consider renaming him 'Happy Keanu'.
The 46-year-old actor was seen today on location in New York's East Village, filming his Indie flick Generation Um.
In the scene he is running away cowboys after he steals their camcorder.
But the happy show did last for long, with the actor covering his face with his hand as he drew closer to the paparazzi.
Keanu will star alongside actresses Bojana Novakovic and Adelaide Clemens in the film which follows a day in the life of Reeves' character and his two cohorts.
The film observes the trio's adventures as they live life on the fringe, immersed in sex, drugs and indecision.
Clearly nothing like the solitary actor's own life.
The actor had been the subject of a Facebook campaign called 'Cheer Up Keanu' .
Daniel Murphy, 21, who created the Cheer Up Keanu Facebook page to advertise calls for a new holiday to be established.
He said: 'I don't really think he's that sad; I just think his work is under-appreciated.'
Reeves' representatives want the world, and Keanu's legions of fans to know that their client isn't depressed, in the slightest.
'Keanu Reeves would like to thank all of his fans for their concerns regarding his happiness and wants to assure everyone that all is well,' his spokesperson said.
Meanwhile another of Reeves projects may fail to get the go ahead.
Cowboy Bebop is a movie based on the anime series that Reeves was attached to star in and produce.
Last year he said the live-action version was being rewritten in order to reduce the massive cost of making the film.
And the actor said very little has changed about the dilemma facing the film.
Reeves told MTV News: 'Every time [the script] comes back, it's still a gazillion dollars. Every time they try to pare it down, it's like, 'Well, that's not the film, what about the other kajillion?'
And Reeves admitted that he might be getting a little too old to play bounty hunter Spike Spiegel, the story's main character.
He said: 'I'm getting too old to play Spike...'now I'd play Spike's older brother.'
1. On form: Keanu Reeves takes another step away from his glum image as he runs down the streets on New York with a huge grin on his face yesterday
2. Flashing his stomach: The actor was shooting scenes for his new movie Generation Um in New York's East Village
3 &4. Reborn: Perhaps the internet campaign to cheer up the lonely actor has worked
5. Ok, show's over: But eventually the star threw his hand in front of his face