Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter had a blast playing slacker buddies Bill and Ted, who travel through time and space with a phone booth in the epic film “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989. Then they made its 1991 sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” they befriend historical figures, rock out, and see the possibility of a “most excellent” future. Keanu Reeves has since then risen to leading-man fame in hit movies, including ” Speed,” ” The Matrix,” and the action-packed ” John Wick” franchise. More than 30 years after their first movie together, they’ve teamed up again for ” Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the story’s third installment.
Their new movie picks up as Bill S. Preston, played by Winter, and Ted “Theodore” Logan, played by Reeves, both now married with children. This time, they are tasked by a visitor from the future to pick up their old guitars and create a new song to save the planet. Whatever gas they had at the end of “Bogus Journey” has now run out. They did not succeed in saving the world, and now it’s in jeopardy.” Can Bill and Ted find their old musical mojo—and make the world excellent again? Keanu Reeves sat down to talk about his movie reunion, his childhoods, how he has been spending his downtime with his partner— as he is now dating artist Alexandra Grant. Keanu Grew up in Toronto. Reeves: I was a pleasant little lad. I had a lot of energy. I liked to run around, wanted to laugh and joke. I was pretty sweet, and I also got into sports, but then I began enjoying the performing arts and, even when I was in grade school, auditioned and did plays. I declared I wanted to be an actor when I was 15.
I went to a few different high schools, playing hockey and acting. I remember when I was in 12th grade, being a goaltender on the school hockey team but then doing ” The Crucible” and playing John Proctor and having the hockey team in the first couple of rows—thanks, fellas, for that! I got an agent through playing Mercutio in ” Romeo and Juliet,” and I was basically paying for my life by the time I was 18.