Keanu Reeves movies have always had a big following. Aside from starring in quality films, audiences have come to love the actor for his personality. Many people who’ve met the actor have nothing but praises for him, saying that he is very down-to-earth and humble.
Well, it looks like the world will fall in love once more with Keanu – that’s because he doesn’t ‘touch’ women.
We mean that – literally.
Recently, photos of the actor have been floating around the internet because of one Twitter user’s keen observation. Kemoy Lindsay tweeted a montage of images showing the actor posing for pictures with different women.
“Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances,” he wrote.
All these snaps had a common factor – Keanu was not touching any of them. He didn’t wrap around his hands around any of the women’s waists. Instead, he kept it hovering firmly in the air.
Even the country legend Dolly Parton wasn’t an exception.
Many fans believe that Keanu is trying to avoid getting caught in the #MeToo movement, which has seen the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey receiving accusations involving sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior towards both men and women.
Kemoy praised Keanu for being considerate of women’s personal space. He said: “It’s not about not taking chances. It’s about being considerate and respectful, qualities that Keanu carries in spades.”
With the recent love that Keanu Reeves movies are getting – such as the “John Wick” film, his cameo role in “Always Be My Maybe”, and his voice role in “Toy Story 4,” fans’ love for the actor has been turned up a notch after these photos went viral.
When People Magazine told him that he was named the internet’s newest boyfriend, the 54-year-old star responded: “I’ve been what? I didn’t know that… That’s wacky.”
A similar sentiment was expressed by someone else on Twitter, who said, “He shows respect. This is the way it should be done, unless, of course, the woman is comfortable with being touched. Keanu serves as an inspiration to all of us.”
A third echoed what the others said and wrote, “He’s being respectful and I’m here for it!!”
Following a viral tweet, James Dator, a writer for SBNation, shared a personal encounter he had with the actor back in 2001. At that time, Dator was 16 years old and employed at a movie theater in Sydney, Australia.
As Dator explained in a series of tweets, Reeves was in town during the production of the Matrix series and had dropped by to watch Johnny Depp’s film From Hell at that time.
“…Suddenly this dude walks up in jeans, a leather jacket and a horse riding helmet. A full a—, weird equestrian looking helmet. It takes me a solid 30 seconds to ignore the helmet and realize it’s Keanu Reeves,”
Dator recalled. “I do what any sensible 16-year-old does and tell him I’d like to give him my employee discount. This means he needs to sign my sheet and therefore I have his autograph,” Dator said.
Well, it looks like the rumors are true after all – this celebrity is one humble man.
Remembering how awesome this actor is just makes us want to do a marathon of Keanu Reeves movies!
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