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Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
January 1, 2024 ·  2 min read

Kate Beckinsale finally reveals the story of how Keanu Reeves saved her – ‘absolute legend’

Actor Keanu Reeves holds one of the most esteemed reputations in Hollywood. Renowned for his inclination toward privacy, he also ensures the well-being of those around him. Notably, Reeves is celebrated for his care of the cast and crew on his projects. However, actress Kate Beckinsale has recently shared an anecdote that underscores the extent of their lasting friendship.

The bond between Beckinsale and Keanu Reeves dates back quite a while

This year, Beckinsale’s presence at the Cannes Film Festival, including the amfAR charity gala and other events, evoked memories of her first-ever appearance on its illustrious red carpet. This initial foray took place in 1993 during the premiere of Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing.” In the wake of these recent events, Beckinsale found a photograph from her debut Cannes appearance. Prompting her to unveil a lesser-known story.

On the Cannes red carpet of 1993, it was Keanu Reeves who came to her rescue. Preventing a potentially mortifying situation

Kate Beckinsale on the red carpet
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Beckinsale took to Instagram to recount the tale, revealing, “I had bought the bodysuit in the Sock Shop at the airport and when I got in the car to drive to the premiere with Denzel and Pauletta Washington, all the poppers in the crotch popped themselves open and it flipped up like a roller blind.” She laughed, then admitted to her quiet panic and described the moment when she disclosed the mishap to Keanu Reeves and Robert Sean Leonard, both of whom jumped in to assist without hesitation.

Read: Sandra Bullock Says She Is ‘In Awe’ Of Keanu Reeves — Reveals His Thoughtful Gift To Her 27 Years Ago

Reeves, showing his ever-gentlemanly demeanor, is captured in a photograph, sporting his characteristic youthful grin as he aids his co-star discreetly, averting any embarrassment. In his professional life, Keanu Reeves has achieved remarkable success, exemplified by his recent installment in the John Wick franchise, “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which amassed an impressive $430 million worldwide, securing its place as the franchise’s highest-grossing film to date. Notably, the John Wick franchise has now crossed the billion-dollar threshold in box office earnings.

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Keanu remains committed to acknowledging and appreciating his movie’s cast and crew

Keanu Reeves is kind to his co workers on set
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For his recent film, he expressed gratitude to a four-member stunt team by gifting them personalized Rolex Submariner watches. He also crafted bespoke shirts for each member, showcasing the number of times his character “killed” them in the film.

In his personal life, Reeves shares a loving relationship with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant. The couple is famed for their discretion regarding their personal lives and relationship details. Recently, Keanu Reeves opened up about his contentment with his artist partner in an interview with PEOPLE. Asked about his most recent experience of bliss, the John Wick star replied. “A couple of days ago with my honey. We were in bed and we were connected. We were smiling and laughing and giggling. Feeling great. It was just really nice to be together.”


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