Keanu Reeves, like Henry Cavill, is one of the most popular celebrities on the internet. Thanks to the upcoming The Matrix Resurrections and that Unreal Engine 5 demo, he’s been making headlines again recently. Reeves revealed his skepticism of NFTs in a recent interview with The Verge, and that despite CD Projekt Red’s claims to the contrary, he’s never actually played Cyberpunk 2077.
Reeves was interviewed alongside Carrie-Ann Moss, who plays Neo in the Matrix, about how the real and virtual worlds are becoming increasingly intertwined—along with the movies and the tech demo, of course.
The metaverse is one of the first topics that the two are asked about. “Can we just not have Facebook invent the metaverse?” Reeves responds. The term was coined by author Neal Stephenson in his 1992 book Snow Crash, and it is correct to say that it is “way older.”
When it comes to cryptocurrencies, Keanu claims a friend gave him some a while back, but he hasn’t done anything with it. So you’re a HODLer. However, the actor seemed to be less interested in NFTs, as he chuckled at the idea of digital ownership since the contents can be “simply replicated.”
When it was revealed that Keanu’s Cyberpunk 2077 character, Johnny Silverhand, was the one most people wanted to have in-game sex with, he smiled. A mod that allowed this behavior was prohibited by CD Projekt Red (kind of). Reeves looked pleased to learn about the situation. “Oh my god, when it’s nice, it’s always nice,” he added, while Carrie-Ann Moss was less thrilled. “On the other hand, I respond, ‘No thanks!'” ‘Thank you, but no.’ “It’s fine with Keanu…”
Reeves’ admission that he doesn’t play video games, including Cyberpunk 2077, which he’s only seen in demos, may come as a surprise to some. When asked if Reeves had played the game, CD Projekt Red CEO Adam Kiciski responded in November that he had not. “Yes. Yes. He participated in the game. But, as far as I’m aware, they haven’t completed it yet. So — but he played the game and enjoys it,” Kiciski stated.