Watch: Keanu Reeves Interview Lena Dunham
He asks her what is with kids today.
This is truly a gift from above (courtesy of Nowness): footage of Keanu Reeves and Lena Dunham in the same room having witty repartee, smiling, just being Keanu Reeves and Lena Dunham.
The footage is actually an excerpt from Side by Side, an upcoming documentary produced by Keanu and directed by Chris Kenneally. In the film, Keanu interviews an impressive list of Hollywood types, including Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher and David Lynch (who contributed to our 100th issue — pick up a copy now!).
Chris spoke with SBS earlier this year about Keanu's ability to put everyone at ease during the shooting process. (Which is unsurprising because Keanu Reeves is, essentially, a valium-infused camomile tea in human form.) "These are super intelligent, artistic, talented people and they're allowed to have a relaxed conversation with their guard down," he said. "That was the unique thing that Keanu was able to bring to the project, the credibility of having worked in the industry for so long. Keanu opened a lot of doors for us. He’s had personal relationships with a lot of the people we interviewed."
Side by Side is seeing a limited US release this month and will hopefully see a wider international release later this year. Til then, you can also watch Keanu's conversation with another very intelligent and beautiful young woman, Greta Gerwig, and read our interview with Lena from Oyster #99.