Keanu Reeves recently admitted the internal battle he fought when he turned 40.
“I had the classic 40 meltdown, I did,” the 47-year-old admitted. “It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.”
Reeves said that part of the problem stemmed from when he stopped projecting a youthful persona: “I came to the place where I thought, ‘I don’t know where I am anymore, but where have I come from and what am I doing?’”
In a society where Hollywood actors and actresses try their hardest to cling onto youth — often resorting to covert cosmetic surgery and other pricey aids in their quest to do so — it’s refreshing to read about how open Keanu Reeves is with his struggles.