Sandra Bullock is addressing speculation around the nature of her relationship with Keanu Reeves.
The “Bird Box” star was asked if she was ever more than friends with the “Matrix” actor, while speaking with Esquire for Reeves’ magazine cover.
“Nope,” Bullock confirmed. “But who knows? Keanu’s a guy who, I feel like, is friends with every woman he’s ever dated. I don’t think there’s anyone who has something horrible to say about him. So maybe we could have survived. I don’t know.”
She added, “But we didn’t have to survive anything. We just get to grow up together on parallel roads and tip our hats and meet for a dinner and try to work together. And the longer time goes on, the more in awe I am of the human being. Would I have been able to say that if he had dumped me and made me angry? Probably not.”
Bullock and Reeves starred together in both 1994’s “Speed” and 2006’s “The Lake House”.
Elsewhere in the article, Reeves revealed how he and Winona Ryder are technically still married.
The pair co-starred in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film “Dracula”, and it’s an experience that bonded the two actors for life — because, Reeves revealed, he believes that when their characters got married onscreen, they also got hitched for real.
“We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests,” the “John Wick” star explained. “Winona says we are. Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married under the eyes of God.”
Reeves also confirmed that he would be psyched if he were invited to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“It would be an honour,” he said. “Some really amazing directors and visionaries. They’re doing something no one’s ever really done. It’s special in that sense, in terms of the scale, the ambition, the production. So it’d be cool to be a part of that.”
In addition, Reeves reflected on the role that landed him on Hollywood’s A-list — and how it never would have happened had Will Smith not turned down the role of Neo in “The Matrix”.
“Well, it changed my life, and it was such a wonderful creative experience. And so to play Neo in the ‘Matrix’ trilogy and now in the fourth, it impacted my life personally and creatively,” said Reeves, offering his gratitude to Smith for taking a pass. “Thank you very much.”
Fans can read more from Reeves in a new interview in the latest issue of Esquire.