Keanu Reeves 101: What You HAVE To Know About Him
Keanu Reeves doesn't have an urge for food for memes.
On Monday, Dec. 13, the Matrix Resurrections star, 57, chatted with Stephen Colbert on The Late Present concerning the newest installment of the Matrix collection and shared the true backstory behind one among his most well-known memes: "Unhappy Keanu."
The photograph, which went viral again in 2010, options Keanu sitting on a park bench by himself trying on the floor despondently as he munches on a sandwich.
When Stephen confirmed the photograph to the digicam, Keanu expressed his indignation by shouting, "I am simply consuming a sandwich, man!"
So what was actually happening in Keanu's head when the photograph was taken? "I used to be considering! I had some stuff happening," he mentioned. "I used to be hungry."
However, even 11 years later, the impact of "Unhappy Keanu" lives on. In actual fact, Keanu believes that the picture was used as inspiration within the art work for his new comedian e-book BRZRKR.
In a single scene within the comedian, Keanu's character, B, will be seen hunched over on a park bench because it rains, evoking the meme.
"So Ron Garney is the wonderful artist who's illustrating and drawing BRZRKR," Keanu mentioned. "I did not know he was gonna do this, however that is what he did."
He described the choice to make use of the meme as "kinda meta," earlier than explaining that life and artwork typically go hand in hand.
When Stephen requested why Keanu was "so meme-able" specifically, the Invoice & Ted star gave the impression to be as equally fascinated by his skill to go viral because the late-night host. "I've no clue sir," he replied. "Actually."
As Stephen tried to delve deeper into the query, Keanu created his personal up to date rendition of Invoice Withers' hit "Lean On Me" on the spot, singing, "meme on me, whenever you're not robust!"
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