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Keanu Reeves 'Had a Crush' on Sandra Bullock - They 'Could Have Survived' as a Couple

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 19, 2022
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Movie stars Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves have been close friends for years. Even though their relationship never turned romantic, it wasn't due to a lack of interest in each other. 

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Canadian Actor Keanu Reeves has built a successful career in the movie industry. He has a huge fan base that will never forget his classic performances in the "John Wick" and the "Matrix" franchises. 

Irrespective of his fame, the movie star keeps to himself and does not attract unnecessary attention. However, his close bond with American Actress Sandra Bullock has put him in the headlines a few times. The pair first encountered each other on the set of the 1994 movie "Speed." 

[Left] Actors Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock during "Speed" Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater June 7, 1994 in Hollywood, California. [Right] Actors Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock attend Spike TV's "Guys Choice 2014" at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. | Source: Getty Images

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After their first meeting, Reeves and Bullock saw each other more frequently at various Hollywood events, as they shared a publicist and mutual friends.

But their closeness began later on while filming "Speed." In July 1994, the actress recalled a funny case between her and Reeves on the set. Bullock explained:

"I had to read for Speed just to make sure the chemistry was okay between me and Keanu. We had to do all these really physical scenes together, rolling around on the floor and stuff."

Keanu Reeves on January 30, 2017 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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"At one point, Keanu stumbled into me and sort of grabbed my butt. I asked him, 'Are you copping a feel?' He got all panicky and was like, 'Nooooo! I wasn't!' I was like, 'Relax, Keanu. Just kidding,'" she continued.

The movie stars shared funny moments and got close, eventually sparking dating rumors and speculations over the years. Here are more intriguing details about Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock's close relationship.

SANDRA AND KEANU HAD A CLOSE BOND OFF-SCREEN

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock during "The Lake House" Premiere - After Party at Cabanna Club on June 13, 2006 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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Reeves and Bullock were very close on set, and at the same time, their relationship off-screen did not suffer. The former was constantly in awe of the actress and often serenaded her with sweet words during interviews. 

In a 1994 interview while promoting "Speed," the actor used only sweet adjectives to describe Bullock. Reeves said she was beautiful, nice, wonderful, and a great actress. In addition, he happily explained that he had immensely enjoyed her company.

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, presenters during 2006 MTV Movie Awards Show at Sony Studios on June 3, 2006 in Culver City, California | Source: Getty Images

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He still spoke when Bullock ran towards him and embraced him from behind, and he couldn't help but compliment her on the "nice blouse" she wore. Years have passed since, and their friendship has only grown stronger.

Fans witnessed the comfort they felt around each other, even when they were very flirtatious. In 2006, the pair won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Liplock after their kissing scene in "The Lake House."

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves during The 78th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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While collecting the award, Reeves and Bullock's flirtatious sides were on full display as they spoke about the memorable scene, leaving the audience in stitches. Overall, the duo seemed like the best of friends, having nothing but love for each other. The actor once confessed during an interview:

"I like her tremendously as a person."

Bullock's thoughts about Reeves were also similar. "I don't know what it is, but I love being around Keanu. I really do. He is such a good person," she admitted. Apart from being a good person, the actress also noted that the "Matrix" star was very sexy no matter what he wore or how he looked.

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THEY HAD A CRUSH ON EACH OTHER AND NEVER KNEW THAT

In 2018, Bullock was a guest on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," where she revealed having a crush on Reeves and said:

"It was hard for me to really be serious. He would look at me, and I'd just be like [giggles]."

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Next, the host asked the actress if they had ever dated, and she gave a negative reply. Bullock made it known that she thought there was something about her Reeves did not like. Surprisingly, the actor liked everything about his co-star and once admitted to having a crush on Bullock.

During an interview Reeves had on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the host played a clip from Bullock's 2018 interview, where she admitted to having a crush on the actor. Next, she asked the star if he knew Bullock had a crush on him, and he said no. 

Later on, he shocked everyone by noting that his then co-star did not know either that he had a crush on her as well. The host was as surprised as her audience. To her, it was unbelievable that the pair liked each other but never dated.

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Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves during 2006 Teen Choice Awards - Press Room at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California | Source: Getty Images

Even though the stars were not romantically involved, Bullock believes that they could have survived as a couple. According to her, Reeves was a nice guy. He always had her best interest at heart, performing kind gestures.

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Once when the pair were hanging out, Bullocks surprisingly revealed that she had never tasted champagne or truffles. A few days later, Reeves came to her house with flowers, champagne, and truffles.

ACTORS BECAME FRIENDS FOR YEARS 

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock during "The Lake House" Premiere - After Party at Cabanna Club on June 13, 2006 in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images

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Reeves and Bullock never dated, but they have one of the strongest friendships to date. The bond they share is very important to them, and the pair always speak candidly about it. Bullock once said:

"When I first met him, I would spend as much time as I could filling a silence, just to be comfortable... And I thought, 'I don't like what's happening! He's looking at me with eyes of confusion. He's quiet. Did I say something to offend him?'" 

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, on the red carpet at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards Show at Sony Studios on June 3, 2006 in Culver City, California. | Source: Getty Images

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She continued, "And then a day or two later, he would arrive with a note or little package, saying, 'I thought about what you said.' And he would have his response. How many people do you know like that?"

On the other hand, Reeves mentioned that Bullock is the biggest movie star he counts as a friend. Often, they hang out and spend time with each other.

Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, presenters during 2006 MTV Movie Awards Show at Sony Studios on June 3, 2006 in Culver City, California | Source: Getty Images

Their friendship is also not void of teases and compliments. Once, Reeves confessed that Bullock is hot. Their relationship remains proof that genuine friendships still exist.

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