Popular actor Keanu Reeves made a newly wedded couple’s day after crashing their reception at Fawsley Hall hotel in Northamptonshire. Reeves was spending some time at the four-star hotel where he crossed paths with the couple James and Nikki Roadnight.
Many fans believed he was at the hotel to work on the upcoming “Formula One” documentary by Disney+. The couple was excited for the special guest who arrived shortly after they were announced as husband and wife. However, the 57-year-old had met the groom earlier that day at the hotel bar.
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Keanu Reeves Met The Groom Earlier
— Nikki Roadnight (@MrsNRoadnight) August 22, 2022
In an interview with Newsweek, the new bride recounted that her husband had met Reeves shortly after they tied the knot. She narrated: “My husband saw him in the bar area and told him he’d just got married and invited Keanu to come over to say hello and have a drink with us if he wanted to.”
Nikki also revealed that the star was nice and friendly to James. While they weren’t sure he would show up, she was excited that her husband had the chance to speak to him. They were even happier when Reeves took him up on his offer to attend the wedding.
Nikki spoke about Reeves’ personality, saying that he was “kind and friendly” and “congratulated” them on their wedding. He also agreed to take some selfies with them. She said, “Our wedding photographer was able to capture some too! Then he took the time to speak to some of our guests and have more photos done!”
Fans Thought He Was There For ‘Formula One’
Some fans believed that Reeves was at Northamptonshire because of the four-part Disney+ project. According to Variety, the “John Wick” star will be hosting the still-untitled docuseries, which focuses on Ross Brawn, the Formula 1 managing director.
The star reportedly arranged interviews with popular names like Ruben Barrichello, Jenson Button, and ex-Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. Whether or not the series was the reason he was at the hotel, he definitely didn’t plan to crash a wedding. However, this wasn’t the first time he’s done it.
He Has Crashed A Wedding Before
The “Matrix” star apparently has a habit of making newly wedded couples feel extra special on their day. According to the Independent, the actor recently photobombed a newly wedded couple in New York.
The photo was later posted on Twitter by the groom’s kilt maker, who captioned it “Best #Wedding Picture EVER! Moray & Maura recently got hitched in New York and were #photobombed by a rather scruffy chap passing by. We think Moray looks way better than #KeanuReeves in his stylish @slanjkilts.”
Per BBC News, Reeves also surprised fans by turning up at a local pub in Charwelton for “a few whiskies” and dinner. The Fox and Hounds Landlord Danny Ricks recounted being shocked when the actor casually entered and sat at a table of six people. He then ordered a vegetarian Caesar salad, falafel, and some whisky.
Ricks recalled: “It was bizarre. I had to do a double take when he walked in as I couldn’t quite believe my eyes. I thought ‘guy looks quite a lot like Keanu Reeves.'” He also heard him discuss films and scripts with the customers at his table, and they all loved him.
They Loved Keanu Reeves’ Personality
Ricks said those who met Reeves really enjoyed their time with him. He said, “He was just a lovely, down to earth guy and was really nice to everyone. Everything nice you would think about him was all true.” He added that he took photos with the customers and staff and “took plenty of time to chat to everybody.”
He also recalled how much Reeves likes whisky as he took “a few doubles” of them. He said, “He certainly likes his whisky.” Ricks added that the staff and customers contained their excitement until he left the pub. “We managed to stay professional until the end of his visit,” he explained, “but of course we had to get a picture with him.”
Ricks continued, “It’s not every day you get [to see] a Hollywood star walk into your pub. It made everyone’s evening. He was such a top bloke and absolutely lovely.”