Keanu Reeves reveals he had to film a sex scene with director Eli Roth’s wife while he WATCHED when they starred in his 2015 thriller Knock Knock
Keanu Reeves has recalled the awkward moment he filmed a sex scene with director Eli Roth’s wife Lorenza Izzo – while he watched.
The John Wick star, 58, shared the hilarious anecdote during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after they co-starred in the 2015 thriller Knock Knock.
In the film, Keanu plays a man who is seduced by two mysterious young women (played by Lorenza and Ana De Armas), before being pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse when they turn on him.
During the film, Keanu’s character gets dragged into a threesome with the two women, and The Matrix star admitted it was briefly awkward filming the scenes with Lorenza, given her then-husband Eli was directing the film.
When asked if he found the scenes uncomfortable to film, Keanu said: ‘Not for me Jimmy.’
Cringe! Keanu Reeves has recalled the awkward moment he filmed a sex scene with director Eli Roth’s wife Lorenza Izzo – while he watched
He added that he originally found the moment ‘weird,’ but worked with Eli to try and ease and outward tension during filming.
‘Eli created a great situation of trust and rehearsals, but eventually you have to get naked and simulate and do…’ Keanu told Jimmy.
Mimicking a sinister voice, he added: ‘I wasn’t that guy who was like, ”Hey Eli your wife is hot”…you know like every day like, ”I can’t wait for this sex scene Lorenza looks amazing today”.’
Keanu then thanked director Eli and the film’s producers for their support during the awkward moment in filming.
Proving that he is Hollywood’s ultimate nice guy, Reeves then thanks the director and producers for his support during the awkward shoot.
And Eli also appeared to see the funny side, and was happy to stun audiences with such a racy scene, saying while promoting the film in 2015: ‘Oh my God, I completely didn’t expect it to go there.’
Lorenza went onto divorce from Eli in 2019 after five years of marriage.
It comes after Keanu said that John Wick is one of his favourite roles he’s ever played – even more than his roles in Speed and the Matrix franchise.
Revelation! The actor said that he originally found filming the scene ‘weird,’ but worked with Eli (pictured) to try and ease and outward tension during filming
Glam: Lorenza (pictured in 2019), who starred in the film, went onto divorce from Eli in 2019 after five years of marriage
Action hero: Keanu has been in the John Wick action film franchise since 2014 and revealed he has been one of his favourite characters to play (pictured in John Wick 4)
‘It’s a fun character to be able to have that, you know, that John Wick kinda thing,’ he said.
‘I mean, I think the film is really epic, and I love playing the role,’ he continued. ‘I love the John Wick world.’
The Point Break star also said it’s ‘cool’ and ‘kind’ for people to be referring to John Wick: Chapter 4 as one of the greatest action movies of all time.
Reeves has been playing the assassin since the first John Wick movie in 2014.
Playing John Wick requires ‘training before the training’ and ‘a John Wick toolbox’ according to Reeves.
Keanu noted that he works with the film’s stunt coordinator on the mix of ‘judo, jiu-jitsu and weapons manipulation,’ or gun fu, as it has come to be known.
Good Morning America’s Will Reeve asked him if he’s feeling his age when performing the complicated stunts the role requires.
‘I’m not quite there yet,’ he said, but the fourth John Wick movie ‘got me closer.’
‘I’m definitely feelin’ the age,’ he said, also explaining that he’s ‘more experienced’ and therefore ‘more efficient’ in tackling the action than he was when starting out.