Musicrooms.net (UK), April 7, 2011
Keanu Reeves: I want to inspire fans
Keanu Reeves wants cinemagoers to have a “warm fuzzy” feeling when they watch his movies.
The Hollywood star has been acting since the 80s and has starred in a string of hit films including The Matrix franchise and Speed. His latest film, Henry’s Crime, sees him play a man who spends time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Even though the movie tackles some unsettling themes, it a comedy and Keanu wants people to be entertained and stimulated by the storyline.
“It is a very positive film and I know it’s a bad way of describing this but it is kind of inspiring and empowering,” he laughed during an interview with BBC News. “A guy decides to rob a bank to change his life. I hope that people enjoy the story and laugh and when they leave just have that kind of warm fuzzy feeling, get inspired.”
The movie also stars Vera Farmiga and James Caan. Keanu was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with James as he is a huge fan of his work. The 46-year-old hunk struggled to concentrate while shooting some of his scenes with James because he was blown away by his performance.
“Working with Jimmy I had this one scene with him where we have a bit of a conflict in terms of points of view,” he explained. “And he comes at me with a very strong point of view and there was a self-conscious moment there, because I was going, ‘Oh my God, this is Jimmy Caan and he is kicking ass.’”