Keanu Reeves has come out and publicly states that the director of the first Matrix movie gave him the red pill. Some may wonder – Does this mean Reeves took the pill and now he sees the world around him from an alternate perspective? According to a new article, the Matrix actor reveals exactly what happened.
As per Yahoo, Keanu Reeves says Matrix director gifted him the infamous red pill after he starred in the iconic movie in the late 90’s.
The 1999 sci-fi film directed by Lilly and Lana Wachowski, starred Reeves who portrayed Neo. Neo is trying to discover why the name “The Matrix” keeps popping up online. He then meets the character Morpheus who gives him a choice: take the blue pill and return to his ordinary life, forgetting all the weird encounters he has had, or take the red pill and learn the truth about “The Matrix.”
Neo takes the red pill and thus discovers that his world is actually a simulated reality.
Reeves says: “I was trying to explain the plot of ‘The Matrix’ to this 15-year-old once, and that the character I played was really fighting for what was real. And this young person was just like, ‘Who cares if it’s real?'” Reeves said. “People are growing up with these tools: We’re listening to music already that’s made by AI in the style of [Kurt Cobain and] Nirvana, there’s NFT digital art. It’s cool, like, ‘Look what the cute machines can make!’