John Wick star Keanu Reeves recently received a marriage proposal during the premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The hilariously heartwarming exchange took place on March 13, when Keanu was on stage with director Chad Stahelski discussing how he had kept his titular character’s watch and wedding ring as mementos from the shoot.
“I’ll marry you!” someone from the audience shouted, according to Variety. The outburst prompted Keanu to reply back, “Yeah, be careful what you wish for.”
The 58-year-old was also quick with the quips when another fan commented on his seeming ability to never age. “Yeah man, I age,” he remarked, per the outlet. “I really—I age. It’s happening, man.”
Jokes aside, Keanu’s heart has been taken by his girlfriend, visual artist Alexandra Grant, for quite some time. The couple first met at a dinner party in 2009 and quietly dated for years before going public with their relationship in 2019.
Keanu Reeves might be done with John Wick, at least for now. “John Wick: Chapter 4” has earned high praise as one of the best modern action films of all time. However, if longtime franchise director Chad Stahelski is to be believed, he’s singing a slightly different tune.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of this next sequel, the filmmaker has put an halt to the future plans as to whether the critical and (expected) box office success of the fourth film will guarantee a fifth one and beyond.
He said: “In our minds, Keanu and I are done for the moment. We’re going to give ‘John Wick’ a rest.”