Keanu Reeves started his acting career in theater and television films before making his feature film debut in Youngblood. The Canadian actor recently revealed that he would “absolutely” consider becoming an American citizen, 37 years after first moving to Hollywood at just 20-years-old.
During Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the John Wick actor, who is 58 and was born in Lebanon, recalled his childhood in Toronto and his desire to become an actor since he was 15 years old. He shared with the show’s host, “I came to Hollywood when I was 20, drove in my car. I’ve been living here since 1985.” Kimmel then interjected, “And, yet technically, you’re not a U.S. citizen.”
Reeves replied that he was “still a Canadian,” which spurred applause from the audience. When he was asked if he thought about going through naturalization, Reeves responded, “Yes, absolutely, yeah man, why not.” Kimmel then pulled out citizenship paperwork from under his desk, and joked he would be willing to marry Reeves to speed up the process.
The Matrix actor questioned, “But you’re married.” Kimmel responded, “I know, but I told her that we might have to make some amendments to our constitution.” Kimmel’s sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez, who is Mexican-American, assured Reeves that becoming American would be the right decision.
The late-night talk show host said he would even host a party on the show to celebrate him if he goes through with the process. Meanwhile, you can check out Keanu’s interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live below. Stay tuned to Thirsty.
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