The world has only a few things that people seem to love unconditionally. For some reason, though, Keanu Reeves seems to be one of those things.
It is generally agreed that John Wick’s actor is not only an extraordinary performer but that he’s also a great human being.
He played a number of iconic characters throughout his career such as Neo in The Matrix, Ted in Bill & Ted, and most importantly, John Wick in John Wick.
Keanu Reeves is known for his love of dogs and action scenes, and he’s considered to be one of the best actors in Hollywood.
According to Jeremy Fry, John Wick’s Stuntman, it’s all true. He said that Keanu Reeves is really that great. That’s so cool, isn’t it?
Fry, who has also worked on Black Panther, Batman v Superman, and Baby Driver, is one of the actor’s stunt doubles who has doubled for him throughout the John Wick franchise as a driver.
Fry says that all the great things we heard about him and how hard a worker is an actor is are all true.
“He is a giver, he is selfless, he works tirelessly. Every good thing you’ve heard about him is 110% true.”
It’s true that Jeremy Fry was Keanu Reeves’ stunt driver on the John Wick films, but it doesn’t mean that he did all the driving work.
However, Fry tells Metro about what he appreciates most: that Keanu Reeves isn’t the type of actor who tries to do all his own stunts.
As a great actor, no doubt Keanu Reeves is willing to do all of them, but he’s open and willing to step aside and let this job for stunt people to do, only doing them himself when that is appropriate.
“There was a shot where we wanted Keanu to slide up the camera and we wanted to… have the camera come right up to him. And we worked with him for a while on that one, and it’s a tricky one [but] he nailed it. He did such a good job on that. It’s always interesting to me when actors want to do their own stunts… when you have people who you can use and you won’t know that it’s not them.
But Keanu, he completely gets that. He has never said, ‘I want to do that. I want to do it.’ He trusts Darren and [director Chad Stahelski] to make the best decision that they can and he knows that they will use him whenever they feel it’s appropriate and safe.” Fry continued.
While it can be enjoyable to see actors do their own stunts, there are nonetheless professionals who are disregarded when they do.
For that reason, Jeremy Fry appreciates the fact that Keanu Reeves understands that, which is why from the perspective of Fry, Keanu Reeves is a selfless actor.
Fry considers Keanu Reeves to be very friendly. In fact, they both have their love of motorcycles in common.
Fry recalled one occasion on which Reeves invited him to the popular Laguna Seca racetrack in California.
“He goes, ‘Hey, how would you like to go to Laguna Seca?’ And when Keanu Reeves asks you if you wanna go pretty much anywhere, you say yes,” said fry.
“Turns out he had rented Laguna Seca… for two days, private rental, there were about eighty of his friends and people he knew. There were celebrities there, people from different industries there, a huge cross-section of people. He put us up in local hotels, he catered breakfast, lunch, dinners.”
Due to the production shutdowns, the anticipated John Wick: Chapter 4 has been delayed. But we can assume that the two will have a lot to do together in the next film as well.