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Keanu Reeves Improvised An Amazing Scene In ‘Always Be My Maybe’

jake.bean 3 Jun 2019

Keanu Reeves. What a national treasure.

Seriously, you're not going to find someone more likable than this guy. And today, I get to write about him in his new movie. I love my job.

Today, we're talking 'Always Be My Maybe'.

And it's been making some waves.

It's funny, it's charming, it's the rom-com you need this summer if you want to laugh, possibly cry, and definitely if you want to fall in love.

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It's got Ali Wong.

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For those of you who don't know this hilarious comedian, she's had a couple of stand-up specials on Netflix that were downright hilarious.

I mean, if you want your stomach to hurt, then check these out.

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It's got Randall Park.

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Amongst other things, you might remember him mostly from The Interview, where he played Kim Jong Un.

Again, like his co-star, if you haven't seen this flick and want to hurt your stomach, check it out.

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They play Sasha and Marcus.

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And it's as classic as sitcom stories get. Their two friends who have a brief fling, separate and then after many years reconnect.

In the end they... well, I don't want to spoil anything.

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I will spoil one thing though.

Sasha goes on a double date with Marcus and his girlfriend, Jenny. And who does Sasha bring to the date?

None other than America's sweetheart, the star of John Wick, Keanu Reeves.

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Now, it's safe to say people like Keanu Reeves.

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I mean, there wouldn't be a whole subreddit dedicated to him being awesome if he wasn't universally loved.

Seriously, he and Tom Hanks are two people who you just love to... well, love.

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There are so many instances of him being nice.

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It's almost become a meme.

He's paid special attention to wheelchair-bound fans, he's stayed behind at airports when buses get canceled with other lowly non-famous scum, and he's extraordinarily humble.

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Here's how he got the part:

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Ali Wong said in an interview with Rolling Stone:

"We were like, 'Who's a dude that would be Marcus' worst nightmare for Sasha to start dating once he realizes he's been in love with her his entire life?"

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They wanted someone huge.

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Ali Wong continues: "Like, an iconic Asian man." And, Asian or not, there are few who are more iconic than...

"Keanu Reeves" she finishes. Name dropping like a mother... er... uh... father?

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Keanu Reeves is in fact, Asian.

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I didn't mean to imply he wasn't in the last segment.

Reeves is part Chinese and Hawaiian, and I mean I'm no expert on Asian culture but I'm pretty sure being Chinese makes you Asian.

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He is, in fact, also an acting genius.

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There's a reason we love him so much... besides the fact that he's cool in real life... besides the fact that he's had a hard life and is still so positive, but also because he's a talented actor.

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He improvised some of the funniest scenes in the movie.

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In the same Rolling Stone interview as before, Ali Wong says that Keanu had a hand in some very funny moments. She said:

"At the Chateau Marmont, he pitched a couple of things that made it in. Like wearing glasses that had no lens,"

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She continues...

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Saying: "And the part in the game night scene where he lists all of these Chinese dignitaries, that was all his idea".

That I remember being side-splittingly funny.

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And finally...

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She finishes with:

"And when he says, 'I don't have a problem, Sasha. What's your problem?' and starts air-fighting. It's hard to describe just how shockingly funny he is."

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Shockingly?

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Ali, honey, we've known Keanu can kill comedy since _ Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure_.

And hopefully, and I mean hopefully, we'll get to see him kill it in comedies much more in the future.

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