“I must’ve…OK..yeah. Oh wow.”
Well, Keanu appeared as a guest on The Drew Barrymore Show yesterday to promote the new movie, but spent most of his sit-down with Drew reminiscing about some sweet moments they shared near the beginning of both actors’ careers.
Keanu and Drew were first acquainted on the set of Babes in Toyland, a 1986 musical holiday film where they starred alongside Eileen Brennan and Richard Mulligan.
Drew was still in elementary school when they filmed it, while Keanu would have been in his early twenties.
They clearly stayed in touch after Babes in Toyland debuted. By the time Drew turned 16, their camaraderie had eclipsed professional courtesies — the talk show host did emphasize her admiration for Keanu though, and the “lovely” example he set for her as a young actor — and entered the realm of spontaneous hangouts.
“I was at this club and it was my 16th birthday and you came in — this is the memory I have of it, if you have anything to add or change please let me know — and you walked in and you grabbed my hand and you took me outside and you put me on your motorcycle…” Drew recalled during their on screen chat.
Keanu, possibly in need of a quick refresher, replied, “Oh my.”
“We drove at the warp speed of my life,” noted Drew. “And I was so free…it was just this moment where I just remember loving life and being so happy. And I hold it so dear because the older we get, the harder it is to get to that feeling.”
Keanu had a couple of questions, like which club was this and where did they zoom off to?
“I must’ve…OK…yeah,” he said. “Oh wow, we probably went fast.”
“So fast,” Drew confirmed. “Like, irresponsibly fast.”