Keanu Reeves enjoyed his ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ assists!
The actor, who has a reputation as one of the most generous celebrities, showed that side when he gifted the movie’s stunt performers with hilarious but unforgettable shirts. The t-shirts bore the number of times each stuntman had died throughout the Hollywood project, which for some exceeded 20. The move comes a few years after he reportedly celebrated the end of production by featuring members of his stunt team with Rolex Submariners.
Keanu Reeves gifts his stunt team with t-shirts to show his appreciation
Although earning the “nicest guy in Hollywood” badge was no small feat, Reeves continued to uphold that status. Fight coordinator Jeremy Marinas lit up his latest act of kindness during a recent chat about scenes from the action movie.
Focusing on the fight scene, which takes place on the staircase leading to the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris and involves 35 stuntmen, Marinas began:
“It’s like, of course, that’s what you want. You want 100 guys falling down the stairs, and you want me to do every reaction and fall differently. Of course you do. It felt like we were just [at] another day of work.
The cast and crew spent seven nights filming the stair fight, with each stuntman likely “killed” four or five times. Their efforts have not been in vain, as the coordinator added, for The Independent:
“At the end of filming, Reeves made t-shirts for the stuntmen with the number of times they were killed during the entire film.”
Reeves first showed his gratitude for his on-screen fighters when he invited four of them to dinner after filming for the franchise’s fourth installment wrapped in 2021.
While there, the Canadian superstar is said to have given each guest – Jeremy Marinas, Li Qiang, Dave Camarillo and Bruce Concepcion – their very own Rolex watch, one of which is said to cost nearly $10,000 (£7,000).
Fans can’t wait to see what the ‘My Own Private Idaho’ indie star would do for his stunt team after the incredible success of ‘John Wick 4.’ The Blast shared this the film, released on Friday, March 24, became an outright hit, grossing $73.5 million — its highest to date — in its opening weekend.
Overseas, the neo-noir film earned another $64 million, bringing its worldwide total to $137 million. Additionally, it has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, a 78% score on Metacritic, and a 96% Audience Score.
Teen Choice Awards winner pays tribute to his late co-star on March 17
the explosion reported that Reeves, alongside franchise executive Chad Stahelski, publicly addressed the loss of his “John Wick” co-star Lance Reddick after the latter died of natural causes at his home.
Until his death, Reddick was a well-known face in the franchise, having played the character of Charon in all four episodes. In the joint statement, Reeves and Stahelski wrote:
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was a consummate professional and a pleasure to work with. Our love and prayers go out to his wife Stephanie, his children, his family and his friends.
After revealing that the final installment of the franchise would be dedicated to the “loving memory” of the “Resident Evil” star, the duo concluded he will “be greatly missed.” Other co-stars later shared their tributes to the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ actor, with Ian McShane expressing his “utter shock and disbelief” at the sad news.
The 80-year-old, also called the ‘White House Down’ star, “a wonderful human being and a wonderful colleague”. Reddick’s “The Wire” co-star Wendell Pierce praised him for being “a man of great strength and grace,” adding:
“The epitome of class. A [sic] sudden and unexpected painful grief for our artistic family. Unimaginable suffering for his personal family and loved ones. Good luck my friend. You have made your mark here. RIP.”
The death of the ‘Bosch’ actor has been confirmed by his rep, who asked viewers to give his family some privacy and respect as they mourn their loss. Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie and their two children – Yvonne Nicole and Christopher.
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