Keanu Reeves photographed by Simon Emmett for Esquire Magazine (March 2017)
“I loved to go to the movies as a kid and I loved watching movies. I don’t know if it was escapism. Even the act of going outside to the movies for me, and watching them in a room. I wanted to be there, you know? I wanted to do that. And that happened in Hollywood! So, I wanted to act in movies. In Hollywood. It was my dream! Whatever that meant.”
I once saw a girl in the campus pool after dark. She was wrapped in a thick, dark, speckled towel. Her hair was wet and wild about a face with green eyes and freckles dotting her cheeks. She sang, low and slow; a crooning rendition of an Irish lullaby. When she turned and smiled her teeth were many wicked, white canines. Then she slid the towel like the hood of a fur coat over her wild curls and dipped beneath the water. I don't think she came up. I don't think she ever came up.