Keanu Reeves’ career displays two distinct aesthetics: his rebellious teenage phase and a more serious action star. His career Bill & Ted’s excellent adventure at John wick covers various different looks. However, he gave off a very different vibe after scoring his first official TV gig. Reeves’ agent’s first piece of advice was to shower and take personal hygiene more seriously.
Keanu Reeves ‘first professional TV gig was “Hangin’ In”
Brian J. Robbs Keanu Reeves: An Excellent Adventure takes a closer look at Reeves’ story, including his first professional TV gig called Hang on. The Canadian show follows a youth counseling center, where many other Canadian actors have made their debuts.
Reeves recalled his only line in Hang on, although that was enough to launch Reeves’ career. The show frequently picked young actors and gave them a chance to increase their chances of becoming a real celebrity.
“It was a three-camera shoot, and I played a tough street kid,” Reeves said. “I was wearing stupid clothes and had no idea what I was doing. My response was, “Hey ma’am, can I use the shower? “
Keanu Reeves’ agent’s first piece of advice was to improve his personal hygiene
Keanu Reeves: An Excellent Adventure explore how Hang on did the trick for Reeves. He’s had more work and even scored an agent named Tracy Moore at Noble Talent. However, she would have a few special words for the young actor to help him in the industry.
The first piece of advice Moore gave Reeves was to take a shower. He didn’t place much importance on his personal hygiene, which was a particular problem. Robbs’ bio reminded him as a brainless one, so showering wasn’t high on his to-do list. However, Reeves saw no problem with it.
“We didn’t want him to be remembered as a smelly, sloppy kid,” Moore said. “His attitude was that it had nothing to do with his acting ability.”
Reeves would finally get his audition for a TV movie titled Young again. As a result, he worked his way into bigger projects and ultimately became the star that he is today.
Aesthetics “The Matrix” and “John Wick”
Actors in lack of hygiene such as dusk Star Robert Pattinson is often criticized. This priority certainly comes into play when actors have to work with their co-stars, especially in intimate scenes. In Pattinson’s case, he admitted to never washing his hair. However, he later said he had changed his personal hygiene habits. It’s clear that Reeves has changed his ways over time as well.
Some of Reeves’ most memorable recent roles include his work as Neo in The matrix movies and play the main character in the John wick franchise. As a result, he has a very successful career with instant brand recognition. Reeves still has that “cool” aesthetic but in the style of an action hero. Now he sports a longer hairstyle.
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