Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves reminisced the time when they worked together including that special moment when he gave her the ride of her life.
Keanu appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show on December 21 and they talked about their Christmas movie in 1986 called Babes in Toyland, which the TV host referred to as an “obscure masterpiece”.
She recalled, “We had so much fun making it.” Meanwhile, Keanu said it was “crazy” before giving shout-outs to his co-stars, Richard Mulligan and Jill Schoelen.
“I’m just looking back from 1986 until now, we have both had the privilege and fortune to keep going—what a blessing that is. You’re someone I think of, too, as being so gracious about it,” Drew told The Matrix actor.
Further, she shared her fondest memories with him when she was still a teenager.
She reminisced, “I was at this club and it was my 16th birthday, and you came in—this is the memory I have of it, if you have anything to add or change please let me know—and you walked in and you grabbed my hand and you took me outside and you put me on your motorcycle. And we drove at the warp speed of my life.”
Keanu didn’t seem to remember all the details so Drew explained, “You took me on the ride of my life. And I was so free, I was such a free human being.”
“It was just this moment where I just remember loving life and being so happy. I hold it so dear because the older we get, the harder it is to get to that feeling,” she added.
She continued, “I’m now realizing you can’t have a better Sweet 16 than being put on your motorcycle and having the moment where you understand what freedom is.”
Keanu agreed, saying, “there is a freedom to it back in those beautiful days.”
However, he revealed that he feels the freest in acting. He explained, “I love what happens after someone says ‘action.’ We begin and we’re in the moment. We might have prepared a lot and we have our past and history and what we’re trying to do in the story we’re trying to tell, but that moment of ‘action’ or ‘let’s begin,’ it’s fun.”