Sandra Bullock by no means dated Keanu Reeves, however they’ve had an enduring friendship with advantages — however PG ones like Champagne and truffle deliveries (for her) and on-demand manicure providers (for him).
In Esquire‘s new profile on the 57-year-old Matrix actor, his Speed co-star helped pull again the curtain, divulging just a bit in regards to the nonetheless largely mysterious main man — and their lasting friendship.
For starters, whereas their on-screen chemistry was plain within the 1994 movie, when requested in the event that they dated, she mentioned, “Nope.”
She went on to say it might have ruined their friendship, which blossomed after their profitable first film collaboration.
“But who knows?” she said. “Keanu’s a guy who, I feel like, is friends with every woman he’s ever dated. I don’t think there’s anyone who has something horrible to say about him. So maybe we could have survived. I don’t know.”
Bullock, 57, continued, “But we didn’t have to survive anything. We just get to grow up together on parallel roads and tip our hats and meet for a dinner and try to work together. And the longer time goes on, the more in awe I am of the human being. Would I have been able to say that if he had dumped me and made me angry? Probably not.”
Bullock referred to as Reeves “a listener” and shared an instance of that. She pointed again to 1995 — the yr after Speed got here out. They had turn out to be buddies and would hang around, noting that they had the identical publicist and buddies in widespread. During an extended dialog pertaining to many matters, somebody talked about Champagne and truffles. She mentioned she by no means had them, after which the subject modified to one thing else.
Fast-forward to a couple days later. She was within the living room of her first home portray her nails with a girlfriend. She heard an engine — and it turned out to be Reeves rolling up on his bike. He arrived the door holding flowers, Champagne and truffles.
“’I just thought you might want to try Champagne and truffles, to see what it’s like,’” she recalled him saying.
She poured the bubbly and broke open the truffles for his or her impromptu hangout. She even painted his nails — black, like her personal. After just a little bit, he left — for a date.
“That’s what I mean that it drives you crazy,” Bullock mentioned. “When I first met him, I would spend as much time as I could filling a silence, just to feel comfortable. And the more I jibber-jabbered on, the quieter he would get. And I thought, I don’t understand what’s happening! He’s looking at me with eyes of confusion. He’s quiet. Did I say something to offend him? And then a day or two later, he would arrive with a note or a little package, saying, ‘I thought about what you said.’ And he would have his response.”
She requested, “How many people do you know like that?”
Bullock and Reeves went on to co-star in 2006’s The Lake House — and he or she’s hopeful that they will work collectively once more.
“I would love nothing more than to do a comedy with Keanu before we die,” she said. “Just laugh with him. He’s funny. We can be 75 — it’ll be even better then, like an old-people Cocoon thing. We play two funny old people. A road trip. Just put us in an RV as old people. It’ll be the bookend of Speed! We’ll just be driving really slowly. Pissing the world off. There’s our movie.”
Bullock, who’s a mother of two, has been in a relationship with photographer Bryan Randall since 2015. She’s had different well-known boyfriends via the years (Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey) and was engaged to Tate Donovan and married (disastrously) to Jesse James. For his half, Reeves has been in a longtime romance with artist Alexandra Grant. He misplaced earlier associate Jennifer Syme in 2001.