In an interview on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, as featured by People MagazineReeves admitted that he had “no clue” why he was “cute”, and that he was just hungry at the time the photo was taken, not sad at all.
Colbert, naturally, couldn’t resist bringing up the “Sad Keanu” meme while Reeves was on his couch. While Colbert held up a blurred version of the painting to the audience, Reeves said, “I was just eating a sandwich, man!” He later added that he was “thinking” when the photo was taken. “I have some stuff going on. I’m hungry,” he added.
To entertain Reeves, Ron Garney, who illustrated an indie comic Reeves had written called “BRZRKR,” sketched the meme into one of the comic’s panels. When Colbert introduced the panel to the audience, the good-natured actor called Garney’s choice “kinda meta.” “That’s life in art,” remarked Reeves, lifting his shoulders.
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