- Sandra Bullock once told Keanu Reeves that she had never drank champagne and truffles.
- Reeves then showed up at her house with items and flowers, she told Esquire for Reeve’s profile.
- “I thought you might want to try the champagne and truffles to see what it’s like,” he said.
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves met when they filmed the 1994 action movie “Speed” and developed a friendship that has lasted almost 30 years. In a new profile of Reeves posted by Esquire, Bullock told a story about how his longtime friend once showed up at his house with flowers, champagne, and truffles so he could try them for the first time.
Bullock says that during the early years of their friendship, a simple conversation about champagne and truffles emerged. Bullock told Reeves that she never ate the delicacies.
“Actually?” he said.
“No, I never had them,” said Bullock. For her, the conversation was nothing.
But, a few days later, Reeves showed up at Bullock’s new home on his motorcycle, flowers, champagne, and truffles in hand.
“He said, ‘I thought you might want to try champagne and truffles to see what it’s like,'” Bullock told Esquire.
“Bullock poured some champagne and they opened the truffles,” writes Equire reporter Ryan D’Agostino on the profile. “Keanu spread his hands, not saying a word, and Bullock painted his nails black, just like hers.”
Bullock went on to demystify the delusion of Reeves, whom he described earlier in the interview as a “listener,” which, in his words, “drives people crazy.”
“The more he babbled, the calmer he got,” said Bullock. And I thought, ‘I don’t understand what’s going on! He looks at me with confused eyes. It’s quiet. Did I say something to offend you? And then a day or two later, he would come in with a note or a little package that said, ‘I thought about what you said.’
In 2o18 Bullock revealed that she had a crush on Reeves, but thought it wasn’t mutual, until Reeves confirmed it was. “She obviously didn’t know that I was in love with her either,” he said.
Reeves, often praised for his kindness, is no stranger to gifting others with sentimental gifts. He recently gave each of his four-man stunt team personalized Rolex Submariner watches after finishing filming on his latest film, “John Wick: Chapter 4.”
For more examples of Reeves’ random acts of kindness, read Insider’s recap of the 13 times Keanu Reeves was “the greatest person ever.”