Matthew Perry apologizes for ‘Keanu Reeves still walks among us’ putdown in new book
There’s a scene in the new book ‘Keanu, the Making of the Master’ that is more than a little embarrassing to admit to. It’s as long as an Oscar speech and it comes toward the end of an excerpt detailing the process of turning Keanu Reeves on to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Tunnel of Love.’
While speaking about his own career, actor Keanu Reeves, 47, reveals that he once asked Springsteen if he was ever in the habit of saying hello when he passed by.
“I was surprised when he said no,” claims the actor (Bettany Hughes) in the book, which was published in late 2016 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers. “He looked me straight in the eye and said he didn’t talk to anyone, ever. So, naturally, I said, ‘Well, if you’re not in the habit of talking hello, how could you be in the habit of talking goodbye?’”
In a separate excerpt from the book, Reeves reveals that Springsteen then told him that he didn’t believe in “getting to the end of the tunnel before you go under.”
“So, I had to be reminded to use my time well,” he says while riffing in song.
Reeves would go on to do ‘Tunnel of Love’ with Springsteen that way.
“It took six years before Springsteen said hello, which he did, as well.”
After that moment of awkward confusion in which Reeves realized he had been mistaken, the ‘Tunnel of Love’ star continued to work with Springsteen on his 1984 album ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ in which the two found the perfect groove.
“Keanu and I worked together for ten years, and I was shocked when Springsteen said goodbye. It was the first time in our friendship that he ever let me go,” Reeves says.
While in the book, Reeves reveals that he never told Springsteen that the reason he would play him any of his most sacred songs was not because he was influenced by the Boss, but because “it was our secret.”
“Springsteen is a wonderful person who gave me a life full of music and joy, and I’m