When a fan meets their favorite, there will always be a ton of weight. While some stars are down to earth, others may keep up with expectations. That is not the case with Keanu Reeves, however. The John of Wick a star is famous for being gracious and kind in real life. And Octavia Spencer’s account of their first weird meeting proves that too.
Keanu Reeves once helped Oscar winner Octavia Spencer out
Reeves and Spencer crossed paths decades ago. Then, Reeves had recently appeared Am Matrix. Meanwhile, Spencer was still nearly a decade away from winning an Academy Award The Help. In a recent trip to The Graham Norton Show, Spencer explained how she met Reeves and why he left the first impression so strong.
“I had found my way to a script for reading for a lab. So I had no clothes on. I wore sweets and my favorite college football t-shirt. It was spent. It was impressive. No underwear. And my car wasn’t washed because I was always parking under the trees, and there was a bunch of birds all over the back. It broke down in this beautiful area of Beverly Hills, and there was a cafe and all those people are sitting out there, and the cars are paying homage. No one would help me.
Suddenly, this guy comes up with his sunglasses and his motorcycle helmet, and I knew immediately that it was Keanu Reeves. And I was, of course, showering out. He [said], ‘Need some help?’ And I’m like, ‘Yes.’ So I thought he was getting into the car. I got in the back of the car to push. He said, ‘No, I’m going to push you out of the street. You will get inside. ‘So he pushed me out of the street. Then, of course, when people saw that it was Keanu Reeves who was helping me, everyone came down to help. ”
Spencer’s story fits almost every account of Reeves. The actor took the time to help a perfect stranger. Most fans would take that as a very substantial testament to his character.
Octavia Spencer is not yet reminded of how they first met
Even though Reeves sent a birthday video to Spencer, the two actors have yet to cross paths again in person. Or at least that seems to be the case. As Spencer told Norton, she doesn’t even believe Reeves knows she’s the woman he helped with her car years ago.
“I hope not [know it was me], honey, because when I tell you, this all shows, ”said Spencer. “And I was embarrassed. I kept thinking, ‘I need to wash my car. ‘It was literally months of bird kisses in the back of my car.’
Maybe one day Reeves and Spencer will get a good laugh from their first meeting. In the meantime, Spencer has only one story but two Reeves stories that she can keep. And in both, Am Matrix a star living up to what fans hoped it would look like.