Keanu Reeves says he would consider becoming a US citizen
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Keanu Reeves has said he would consider becoming an American citizen in a TV interview.
He told Kimmel: "I came to Hollywood when I was 20, drove in my car' he told the host, 54. 'I've been living here since 1985."
The host then interjected, saying: "And, yet technically, you're not a U.S. citizen."
Despite living in the US for most of his life, Reeves admitted that he was still Canadian.
He was then asked by Kimmel if he had thought about going through naturalisation.
Reeves responded: "Yes, absolutely, yeah man, why not."
The host replied: "Why hasn't the president called and signed you up, for god's sake."
Kimmel then pulled out some citizenship paperwork from under his desk, and even joked that he would marry Reeves to speed up the process.
The Matrix actor was instantly confused, "but you're married," he said.
Kimmel responded: "I know, but I told her that we might have to make some amendments to our constitution."
The host even added that if Reeves did become a US citizen, he would like to hold a ceremony on the show to welcome him 'as the newest American'.
Guillermo Rodriguez, Kimmel's sidekick on the show, assured the Bill & Ted star that becoming American would be the right decision.
Despite the plea's, Reeves maintained that he would be more interested in obtaining dual citizenship.
The actor later detailed his dream role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same interview.
When asked who he would want to play, Reeves said: “10-year-old Reeves would want to — I think he'd probably want to be Ghost Rider."
“It's really cool. I think the way that the Marvel films have developed and what they are is really spectacular and it would be great to be a part of that."
And, strangely enough, Marvel's boss Kevin Feige did confirm to ComicBook.com back in 2019 that the studio had been trying to get the actor for some time.
He told the outlet: "We very much want to figure out the right way."
Hopefully the two parties can get on the phone and sort a deal out soon.
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