Keanu Reeves left his 'Matrix 4' costar Yahya Abdul-Matteen II 'starstruck': 'It was just Keanu in that voice'
Yahya Abdul-Matteen IIrevealed in a new interview that he was "starstruck" by Keanu Reeves.
- The two actors costar in the upcoming fourth "Matrix"
movie, directed by Lana Wachowski.
- "It was just Keanu in that voice," the "Candyman" star said of being blown away by Reeves on set.
Filming took place last summer during the coronavirus pandemic. Abdul-Matteen told the Hollywood Reporter that Reeves' presence on set blew him away.
"I remember Keanu and his first line. I looked up, and there was Keanu, and I said, 'Oh s--t, I'm really in 'The Matrix,'" Abdul-Matteen said. "It was just Keanu in that voice."
The "Watchmen" star also praised director Lana Wachowski and her use of technology on the film.
"The technology that Lana incorporated and the filmmaking, camera rigs that I've never seen before. It's so ambitious," he told THR.
"It was really interesting to be making 'The Matrix 4' at a time when the world was so warped and when reality was so distorted. It could creep in a little bit if you let it," Abdul-Matteen added.
The still-untitled fourth "Matrix" movie is set to premiere in December, after production delays due to the pandemic pushed back its original release date.
Reeves is expected to reprise his role as Neo in the new film, and Carrie-Ann Moss will return as Trinity, even though both of their characters died at the end of "
Rounding out the cast is Abdul-Matteen, Jada Pinkett-Smith (who appeared in the original trilogy), Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra, Brian J. Smith, and Christina Ricci, among others.
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