Keanu Reeves Reacts To Being Called ‘The Internet’s Boyfriend’

Neo (Keanu Reeves) in The Matrix Resurrections
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

It’s been argued that thanks to social media, the era of the “movie star” is over, that people just don’t think of actors in the same way they once did. While there may be some truth to that, there are still plenty of actors who are held in very high esteem by the general public. And then there’s Keanu Reeves. The way that the internet loves Keanu cannot be understated, and he at least appreciates the support.

Keanu Reeves has been called The Internet’s Boyfriend, and it’s certainly true that he seems to be one of the most generally well-loved actors in Hollywood today. Something about the man’s general vibe is one that seems to resonate with many fans, and while some of those fans might take their Keanu love a bit too far, the actor tells People that he appreciates the positivity. He knows it all comes from a place of love and it does mean something to him. Reeves said…

I really appreciate the goodwill.

It has to have been a pretty amazing few years for Keanu Reeves. The John Wick franchise really put him back on the map and has made him an in-demand actor ever since. Not only has Wick become its own impressive franchise, but he’s had other high-profile roles that are just the sort of thing that is going to get social media’s attention. He played a daredevil in the last Toy Story movie, an exaggerated version of himself in Always Be My Maybe, and was even featured in a high-profile video game in Cyberpunk 2077

While Keanu Reeves has been doing it all on the big screen (and perhaps because of that), the internet has also enjoyed seeing the actor in the most mundane situations. One of the most meme-able images of the actor shows him eating a sandwich alone on a park bench, and not looking all that excited about it. It turns out that while the internet may love those moments, he really doesn’t. Reeves says he much prefers the action of making movies like John Wick. He continues…

I enjoy the challenges and the intensity and the noise. So I’m not looking to hang out on the beach.

It’s unlikely that Keanu Reeves is going to need to hang out on a beach and do nothing anytime son unless he decides he wants to. With John Wick: Chapter 4 coming out soon, we can expect to see Reeves at the top of the box office once again. We now know Reeves will also appear in a cameo in the Wick spinoff Ballerina, and he has a fifth John Wick movie planned as well as a potential sequel to the cult hit Constantine. It seems unlikely his status as the Internet’s Boyfriend will be going away anytime soon. 

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.