veteran actor Keanu Reeves makes the pop star Rina Sawayama was well taken care of with her involvement in the upcoming sequel, John Wick: Chapter 4. Although this is Reeves’ fourth outing as the titular vigilante, Sawayama is breaking into the franchise with what will also be her first acting role in a feature film. She is best known for her musical accolades, including the release this month of her second studio album, hold the girl.
In a new interview with Variety, Sawayama opened up about her transition into movies. She admits she was a little uncomfortable working on Wick jeans 4 because she still doesn’t like seeing herself on screen, and it even got to the point where she “freaked out” on set.
“I really like the process of doing something I’ve never done – learning to read scripts and getting into character. But I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to seeing myself on screen that way, to be honest – it’s a very different vibe from “I need to look sexy in my music video.” video “. The camera gets so close you can see your pulse, it’s crazy, crazy up close. I watched a preview and freaked out because it was so weird. »
That doesn’t mean his experience working on the sequel has been bad. In fact, she thanks Reeves for looking after her and making the shoot a lot easier to complete. Sawayama also feels honored that Reeves had a say in her casting, and that’s something else she’s still trying to figure out.
“But Keanu was amazing, and exactly what you think he would be, so relax. But he took care of me in a lot of different ways, very well behind the scenes – not telling me he was doing something for me, but of course doing it. Even though the fact that he was one of the executive producers meant that he was involved in the casting, it was really crazy to understand.
Rina Sawayama says Keanu Reeves is very down to earth
In a previous interview with Metro, Sawayama also praised Reeves for his positive attitude, feeling by the end of filming that he was like a member of the family. She also can’t forget a memory she has of training with Reeves for the film and sharing a moment of levity.
“Keanu is so mundane about him – he’s really down to earth, he’s such a cool and lovely person – just great to hang out with him like he’s family . My favorite memory is watching it while we were both working out in the same gym and being like, “F**k!” It was one of my favorites – [training] was so brutal! I loved sharing that moment with him – we were both like, “This is awful. But I can’t compare to what he did – he’s in the whole movie and I’m in part of the movie. I don’t know how he does it, he does all his stunts! »
John Wick: Chapter 4 is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. Starring Reeves and Sawayama, the film stars Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Clancy Brown, Scott Adkins, Hiroyuki Sanada and Ian McShane. It will be released in theaters on March 24, 2023.