Jonathan Groff hails Keanu Reeves’ action skills and calls him “the greatest action star of our time”
Jonathan groff can vouch for Keanu reeves capacity for action. Groff, 36, who joins the Matrix trilogy in the upcoming film, The Matrix Resurrections, told The Hollywood Reporter that “all the rumors” about costar Reeves, 57, and her “level of work ethic” in matters training and transport action sequences and stunts are real.
âHe was training and preparing before we all got there,â Groff recalls, according to PEOPLE, who plays a new version of Hugo Weaving’s villainous Agent Smith. âMy first day in the training tent, Keanu was in his jiu-jitsu outfit kicking and punching. I mean, he really set the bar for all of us in the When the fight was going on, I also really wanted to be able to be present and exchange energy with Keanu as Neo. I didn’t want to focus on the movements. I wanted to know that so well for be able to play it. “
Groff, a Broadway artist who also starred in âMindhunterâ and as a voice in âFrozen,â described one of his significant fight moments with the John Wick star as âlike playing a piece of music really. complex or a really complex step of two. ” Groff noted how he and Reeves would be so caught up in their fight sequences that they would often continue long after director Lana Wachowski said “cut”.
The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth film in the trilogy, also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Jessica Henwick. Matrix Resurrections is out now in theaters and on HBO Max.
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