January 26, 2004
playing doctor

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An interview with Keanu for The Sunday Mail -UK...Thanks POTD

Keanu sets hearts racing as hunky cardiac doctor How Keanu Reeves trained to play cardiac medic who wins heart of Diane Keaton

Hollywood hunk Keanu Reeves has caused many a female heart to flutter over the years.

But in his latest role, as a cardiac specialist in romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give, he had to learn how to look convincing as he cures dodgy tickers.

Keanu, 39, said: ''I met with my GP and he gave me some pointers in terms of dealing with the stethoscope and how you lay hands on people to make them feel comfortable and dealing with things like the blood pressure cuff.

''And I took all of my friends' blood pressure and listened to their hearts.''

The Matrix star even went undercover to treat real-life hospital patients.

He said: ''I went to a couple of emergency rooms and I'd be introduced as the intern got the greens on, the scrubs and I'd hang out.

''Then I went to Southampton hospital, near New York, and they were very gracious with their time and I got to hang out in ER there and speak with the head of the ER department.''

All of which must have provided some shocks for the patients he examined. How would you feel on realising the man taking your blood pressure began his career not at medical school but as a moronic teenager in Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure?

But it seems most of them were only too delighted. He said: ''I gave some autographs and met some people while the blood was popping out of their arms. It was nice actually.'

Dear Keanu,

You are always welcome to listen to my heart. If you can stand in front of your own amp, I'm sure you'll be able to handle the pounding. You have to promise to huff on the stethescope to warm it up first, though. I'm kind of weird about that.

a HypoKeanudriac

Read the whole interview at the Sunday Mail website....

media spot | from inside the mind of krix at January 26, 2004 11:53 AM .


Ha! Love it! His name is so good for stuff like that....bless 'im.

Posted by: Keanuette on January 26, 2004 12:00 PM

My my, if he ever wants to play doctor again, I'd be more than happy to be his nurse, or patient, or even candy stripper, er, striper. *wink*

Ya know, I hope he meant that it "was nice" to meet people and give autographs, not "nice" to watch blood popping out of their arms! LOL!

Posted by: Melissa on January 26, 2004 12:16 PM

can you imagine? i'd be there for a broken arm or something, then die of a heart attack because it's keanu taking my blood pressure! what lucky patients...

Posted by: lori on January 26, 2004 09:04 PM

I was looking for his motorbike trip he mentioned in interview.
Iīm really proud that I find it! Itīs in Beverly Hills and it bellows to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and it is in forest maybe, no ocean (but 101 is pretty long). I have passion for forests, only itīs better to walk in than just pass them in vehicle. But I really love to drive via notches.(eke out with all those *dreemy look*, *sigh*, etc...)

Posted by: vika on January 29, 2004 03:30 PM
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