The High Speed actress has nothing but praise for her colleague and fondly recalls their time together backstage.
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves met on the set of Speed in 1994 and although they both admitted to being attracted to each other at the time, nothing happened between them. Only a great friendship united them. But, decades later, questions about a potential romance between the two still linger, so the actress returned this week to address concerns from the press.
In dialogue with Esquire magazine for a profile of who she also co-starred in The Lake House (2006), the 57-year-old actress said she always believed ‘being together’ would have ruined the friendship they had been. able to build. “But who knows?” she admitted despite this. “Keanu is a guy who I think is friends with every woman he’s dated. I don’t think there’s anyone who has anything awful to say about him, so maybe that we could have survived,” she said.
Over time, Bullock says she’s been more and more amazed at certain qualities of the Matrix protagonist. “We can grow together in parallel careers and meet for dinner and try to work together, but the more time passes, the more we are impressed by the human being that he is. Could I have said that if he m left – if he had been in a relationship – and made me mad? Probably not,” the Oscar-winning actor said.
Additionally, the A Possible Dream protagonist recalled that she once mentioned to Keanu that she had never drunk champagne or eaten truffles, so a few days later the John Wick star gifted her these. luxurious delights with a bouquet of flowers. “He said, ‘I thought you could try the champagne and the truffles to see what they look like,'” she told Bullock. tried to cover any possible silence in her conversations by making various comments. However, the actress was surprised when Reeves remained silent. “I thought, ‘I don’t understand what’s going on! He’s looking at me with eyes confused and silent. Did I say something to offend her? But a day or two later she arrived with a note saying, “I’ve been thinking about what you said. And she had her answer.”
While the two confessed to being attracted to each other when they first worked together, the actor is currently happily dating artist Alexandra Grant and Bullock is still in a relationship with Bryan Randall. However, the actress confessed that she would like to re-explore the chemistry between them on screen.
“I would love nothing more than to do a comedy with Keanu before I die, just laugh with him. He’s funny. He might as well be 75 and he’d be even better then as a senior cocoon playing two funny old men. A road trip. Just put us in an RV and we’ll drive real slow. There’s our movie,” the actress said in reference to what might be a Top Speed inversion.
Meanwhile, the spotlight is on Reeves’ next appearance as Neo in what will be the fourth installment of The Matrix, Resurrections, which will be released on December 17. The film will reunite Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in this new production directed by Lana Wachowski. The film’s trailer was previewed at CinemaCon and, on the screen, we could see an encounter between Neo and Trinity, characters who in the last installment of the saga managed to escape, with Morpheus and the rest of the team, from the simulated reality of the same name.
The film also features actors Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Toby Onwumere, Priyanka Chopra, Andrew Caldwell, Brian J. Smith, Ian Pirie, and Christina Ricci.