Reeves and Bullock weren't the first choices for their roles as Jack Traven and Annie Porter, respectively. But both were ultimately chosen by the film's director, Jan de Bont, which kicked off a decades-long friendship between the actors. In a 1994 interview with Entertainment Weekly about the movie, Bullock recalled how she had to audition for the role to test her chemistry with Reeves.We had to do all these really physical scenes together, rolling around on the floor and stuff. At one point Keanu stumbled into me and sort of grabbed my butt, she said. I asked him, 'Are you copping a feel?' He got all panicky and was like, 'Nooooo! I wasn't!' I was like, 'Relax, Keanu. Just kidding.'Their off-screen bond was strong too.While promoting Speed in a 1994 interview, Reeves waxed poetic about working with Bullock. She has such a wonderful energy about her and life, he said. Wherever she goes, she really gives and wants things to be...springtime. I've enjoyed her company immensely. Oh yeah, she's a really great actress, too.The romance/fantasy film reunited the pair as on-screen romantic interests.During a 2006 interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote The Lake House, the two were asked what it was like to work together again so many years after first meeting on the set of Speed.I can't explain in words why Sandra and I have chemistry on screen or why we work well together, Reeves told EW. We just do, and I'm glad because I like her tremendously as a person. I always enjoy watching her work. She is funny as all heck, smart as whip…. It was great to have some life under our belts since the last time we worked together.Bullock confirmed to EW that she and Reeves had kept in touch over the years since starring in Speed and that she'd written him letters to see how he was doing.Every time I heard he had an accident I'd call to make sure he was okay. We have some mutual friends and we had a few dinner dates, but it was still unfamiliar enough where it made filming an intimate, risky film like this still scary and exhilarating, Bullock said of their work on The Lake House.Though the two were presenting, they walked the red carpet together, posing for photos and goofing around. The two were all smiles as they presented at the MTV Movie Awards in 2006.The pair joked about the passionate kiss and how Bullock, who was married at the time, couldn't redo it, because of her marriage. Reeves replied by jokingly asking wasn't she married when they filmed the kiss.Bullock was presented the award by three of her past costars: Reeves, Matthew McConaughey, and Hugh Grant. Each of the actors shared words in her honor, but Reeves' part of the speech moved Bullock to tears.Sandra, your heart, your soul, your light, your talent that you share with all of us is amazing and wonderful and extraordinary, Reeves said, according to Entertainment Tonight. You are one of a kind and you are definitely, definitely hot!In a 2014 Reddit AMA, a fan asked Reeves who was the biggest movie star he has worked with.Uh, let's see, Reeves replied. The biggest movie star I'm friends with would be... uh... Sandra Bullock! Yeah, through the years we kinda get together, have a dinner, catch up, see how it's going.Bullock appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2018 and revealed the crush that she had on Reeves while they filmed Speed and how she thought it wasn't mutual.I think about how sweet Keanu Reeves is and how handsome he was, the Bird Box star said. It was hard. It was hard for me to really be serious.Never dated him. I guess there was something about me, I guess he didn't like, she added.A few months after Bullock told DeGeneres that she'd had a crush on Reeves, he appeared on the talk show himself and revealed the crush was mutual, effectively breaking the internet.She obviously didn't know I had a crush on her either, Reeves told DeGeneres. As part of a November 2021 profile of Reeves published by Esquire, Bullock revealed how Reeves had years earlier showed up at her home with Champagne and truffles so she could try them for the first time, days after she'd told him she'd never had them. He said, 'I just thought you might want to try Champagne and truffles, to see what it's like,' Bullock recalled to Esquire. In the same interview, Bullock also said that the reason the two never got together was because she thought it would ruin their friendship. But who knows? she said. 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.In a 2017 interview, Reeves told People that he has been looking for a project for them to work together on. Oh my gosh, yeah I've been trying, he said. I've been looking for [film projects] with Sandra — not with her, but for us.Bullock told Esquire in 2021 that she wants to work with Reeves again.I would love nothing more than to do a comedy with Keanu before we die, Bullock said. Just laugh with him. He's funny. We can be 75 — it'll be even better then, like an old-people 'Cocoon' thing. We play two funny old people. A road trip. Just put us in an RV as old people.She continued: It'll be the bookend of 'Speed'! We'll just be driving really slowly. Pissing the world off. There's our movie.