Keanu Reeves bus ride, release of mega-hit action movie Speed.
Keanu Reeves was back on a bus 25 years after the release of mega-hit action movie Speed.
But luckily he didn’t have to keep the MPH over 50.
The 54-year-old actor was stranded in Bakersfield, California after his Los Angeles-bound United Airlines plane was forced to take an emergency landing from San Francisco over the weekend.
No doubt the blow of inconvenient travel was softened due to being in the situation with an A-lister as many took to social media to document their wholesome interactions.
One of the passengers named Amir Blum was lucky enough to take a picture with the actor at a bus station.
The fan posted the snap on Twitter with the caption: ‘That time when your flight out from #GDC almost crashes and you have to emergency land in a remote airport but at least Keanu Reeves is having as bad a day as you are.’
Another passenger recorded a few videos of Keanu’s delightful interactions with fellow stranded passengers which were posted on the Twitter account @keanusgf.
The video had ‘we might be riding a bus w/Keanu… he chose to stay and wait. (Ignore the footwear).’
Keanu could be seen and heard kindly explaining the situation at the airport to other passengers as he said: ‘People who can unload the bags won’t be here for three hours.
‘The vans will be here in an hour so if you want to hit the road and deal with your bags later or deal with customer service and get it delivered later. Maybe.’
There was another video featuring Keanu explaining the situation to others which was captioned: ‘Keanu sortin’ it out (he’s gorgeous btw)’
Perhaps the cutest moment of all came inside of the van as Keanu decided to read aloud some facts about the city of Bakersfield from his phone.
The star could be heard saying: ‘It’s population is around 380,000 making it the ninth most populous city in California and the 52nd most populous city in the nation.’
He then pulled out his phone again to amuse his fellow passengers with some ‘Bakersfield sounds’ as he played country music from the city off of YouTube.
When one of the first stranded travelers was dropped off, Reeves politely extended his hand to shake his as he said: ‘pleasure to meet you.’
Their journey with Keanu ended in the parking lot of a Carl’s Jr., presumably in Los Angeles as he walked toward the restaurant in the video captioned: ‘It’s been a long day for all of us.’
As for what happened with the plane, United Airlines gave Yahoo! a statement which read: ‘SkyWest Flight 5223, operating as United Express from San Francisco to Burbank on Saturday, March 23, diverted to Bakersfield due to a mechanical indication.
‘The flight landed safely without incident in Bakersfield. Passengers deplaned normally at the gate and were then transported via ground transportation to Burbank.’
Aside from another bus ride from hell, Keanu is keeping the 90s nostalgia going as he and co-star Alex Winter confirmed last week that a third Bill & Ted movie is on the way.
The pair will reprise their titular roles as Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted (Theodore) Logan in Bill & Ted Face the Music this summer, with the film scheduled for release in summer 2020, 28 years after the second installment of the saga, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’
The actors announced the news in a brief video standing in front of Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, where Alex said, ‘we’ll never play.’
Galaxy Quest filmmaker Dean Parisot will direct from a script written by previous Bill & Ted writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
On Monday, the official Bill & Ted Face The Music Twitter confirmed that William Sadler would be returning to the franchise as the Grim Reaper.
Keanu has been keeping busy as he will star opposite Halle Berry in the highly-anticipated John Wick 3: Parabellum, hitting theaters on May 17.