I was going through my word files last night and came across this interview/chat thing from somewhere. You know how when you cut and paste something that looks fine on the page, but when you copy it into a document it runs all together?
I hate that. Anyway, that was what this did.
Of course, I didn't bother to tidy it up before saving.
Anyway,there's a credit to Jean-Paul Chaillet, so I want to mention that. And CineLive has something to do with it, too
I think this was around the time The Gift was released.
I'm just going to share a couple of the more timeless and thoughtful questions and his answers.
Is it difficult to live your life when you are loved for being what you are not and hated for who you are?
Wow! As for friends, I have a handful who date back to school. I have had very strong relationships with them since that time. The fact that I am famous doesn't change anything. But you know, being famous usually means to be greeted by a guy who crosses your path while walking down the street. It's nothing more than that! You have to look at the good side of being a celebrity: you are famous because people enjoy your work and so, it brings you more work! But, as far as my friends go and the way they perceive me, it's... Well, you have to be in my place to understand! (laughs) As far as my private life... I cannot lie about my real personality - even though some may think otherwise - and, in an intimate relationship, it is possible not to be one's self, to hide our innermost person... That is inconceivable to me.
Are you romantic? Have you accomplished any acts of chivalry? And, do you have any models?
(A bit ill at ease) Yes... Sometimes, I've acted like a knight! In a whole, I'm quite romantic. However, it's useless to ask me for any specifics. I am not the type to give out my little secrets. As an actor, I do not feel the obligation to share my private life with the public... They appreciate my films because of my acting performances. In that, I always try to do the best that I can. But, I don't owe them anything else.
Quintessential Reeves, no?
That's a second confirmation of Keanu's romantic side *swoon*.
I also asked him the question in a chat for Sweet November.
There's some daydream fodder, eh?