When Keanu Reeves’s representatives were first asked if he had any interest in being in the new comedy Keanu, about a kitten with his name, they politely declined. But once the real-life Keanu’s sister saw the trailer, she told him he had to get involved. Director Peter Atencio told the Los Angeles Times, “…Apparently, his sister showed him the trailer and said, ‘Hey, you gotta see this. You’re gonna love this!’ He flipped out and got in touch with us directly to say, ‘If there’s anything I can do, let’s make this work.’” Actor Keanu was in Italy filming John Wick 2 at the time, so he recorded his kitten dialogue from a studio Rome, and it was added in. The rest is hiss-tory. Haha. Read the full interview with Atencio here.
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