Everyone’s favourite Keanu Reeves has a strong fan base worldwide who mostly knows everything about him. However, there are a few things that fans might not know.
Here are some of the most unique and surprising facts about Keanu Reeves and Tiffany Haddish.
1. Keanu’s Dolly Dress Up
A young Keanu Reeves used to love dressing up as Dolly Parton. His mother Patricia Taylor was a costume designer of his and his dresses used to be authentic too. In 1978, he asked his mother to design his clothes as he was going to be on the cover of Playboy. Keanu Reeves also wore the same outfit but unfortunately, there’s no photographer who could take a shot of that moment and keep it as evidence.
2. Film Based On Names?
Tiffany didn’t get the chance for the audition of Girls Trip initially but later the comedian thought she’d be perfect for the role of Dina.
“I read the script and I said, ‘Yo, somebody been partyin’ with me. Somebody stealin’ my life, like, they know me,'” Tiffany recalled in an interview.
Later when she asked, she got to know that they were only searching for “names.” As a result, she reportedly told her team to call them and say that she has had a name since 1979 and asked them to give the chance of audition. And, the rest was history as it came out as a huge hit.
3. Reeves with a different name?
Keanu Reeves was apparently told by his agents that he should change his name for his acting career.
“When I was 20, I got in my car and I drove to Hollywood. And then when I got here, they wanted to change my name,” the actor recalled. “Keanu was a little confusing. And then I was kind of like, ‘Well, why don’t you just call me Templeton or Chuck Spadina?'”
4. Learning Process
Tiffany has revealed that she could not read or write at one go and had a first or second-grade reading level until she came to the ninth grade. Till then, Tiffany used to take AP classes. The truth was learnt by her drama teacher who started teaching Tiffany one-on-one every day. And, within a month, she started reading at a ninth-grade level.
5. Crush That Crashed
Keanu Reeves played a role in the 1994 film Speed opposite Sandra Bullock and they had a crush on each other which they never revealed or admitted.
However, it was later revealed in an interview where she said, “I think about how sweet Keanu Reeves was. And how handsome he was.”
On the other hand, in December 2018, Keanu Reeves appeared on the talk show in May 2019 where he was told about this and his reply surprised everyone.
“She obviously didn’t know I had a crush on her either,” he replied.
6. Tiffany’s Secret Trick
Tiffany used to bug at the casting offices secretly to get the feedback on her auditions. She started recording a voice note before placing her phone in her purse. Then she used to do the audition and walk out without taking the bag. After some time, she used to return and say that she forgot to carry her bag before leaving, and through the voice recording she used to listen to what the casting team said!
While some were hard to listen, some were extremely useful as she used to learn from her mistakes and by working on them.
7. Real Marriage In Reel
It is not new that marriage scenes are shown on movies with more or less every detail. However, Winona Ryder believed that she and Keanu Reeves unintentionally tied the knot in real life during their character’s wedding in the 1992 film Dracula as an original Romanian priest conducted the ceremony there.
8. Dancing Can Be Dangerous. Sometimes!
As per Tiffany, she once killed a man with her dancing! This had happened long before when she wasn’t even famous. She toured the country as an energy producer for 11 years, citing, “They would pay me to come to a bar mitzvah, a wedding and like emcee or just dance; just be there to get people dancing.”
Once, she twerked on an aged man in his 80s, and he fell to the floor and was rushed to the hospital where he, unfortunately, died as well.
“I didn’t want to dance anymore!” Tiffany recalled. “I feel like this ass is deadly.”
However, things didn’t go wrong for her as she received a letter from the man’s family later where they thanked her for making his last moments so enjoyable.