The Matrix's Keanu Reeves Thanks Will Smith for Turning Down the Role of Neo

The Matrix's Keanu Reeves Thanks Will Smith for Turning Down the Role of Neo

Keanu Reeves is thankful that Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix. While promoting his fourth outing as Neo in The Matrix Resurrections, Reeves talked to Esquire about his career and the unique circumstances that led him to where he is today. During the course of the conversation, Reeves was asked how he feels about Will Smith turning down the lead in The Matrix before it was offered to him. Naturally, Reeves was thankful that he was able to be in the movie, which he said changed his life. "It was such a wonderful creative experience and so to play Neo in the trilogy and now in the fourth -- it impacted my life personally and creatively," he said. The actor then looked to the camera, …
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