Keanu Reeves' best lines in 'Always Be My Maybe' were totally improvised
Make no mistake, Keanu Reeves is back in the spotlight, and has been spending the last couple of months cementing his image as a movie icon, and as an all-round Hollywood nice guy.
The 54-year-old actor has several very exciting projects in the pipeline, fans will pleased to hear. Aside from John Wick: Chapter 4 being confirmed for a 2021 release last month, there's also that unforgettable cameo he made in Netflix's latest romcom Always Be My Maybe.
Take a look at the trailer for Always Be My Maybe:
The movie, which centres around an Asian-American boy-re-meets-girl love story, stars Ali Wong as Sasha and Randall Park as Marcus.
Reeves plays a heightened version of himself, who ends up being Sasha's rebound after her fiancé breaks off their engagement.
And, according to Wong - who insists real-life Reeves is hugely different to the version of himself he plays in the movie - the talented actor improvised some of his best lines in Always Be My Maybe.
The actress and standup comic revealed to Rolling Stone that these lines were improvised by Reeves:
"At the Chateau Marmont he pitched a couple of things that made it in. Like wearing glasses that had no lens. And the part in the game night scene where he lists all of these Chinese dignitaries, that was all his idea. And when he says, 'I don’t have a problem, Sasha. What’s your problem?' and starts air-fighting. It’s hard to describe just how shockingly funny he is."
This is the first scene of Always Be My Maybe:
Wong, who wrote the comedy along with Park and Michael Golamco, carefully selected her own character's love interests, she revealed to Rolling Stones:
"In my Instagram and my specials, there’s a lot of expression of love and affection toward Asian American men. I knew I wanted to carry that into this movie, for all of my love interests to be Asian. We were like, 'Who’s a dude that would be Marcus’ worst nightmare for Sasha to start dating once he realizes he’s been in love with her his entire life?' Like, an iconic Asian man. Keanu Reeves."
Always Be My Maybe is currently available to stream on Netflix.