Keanu Reeves says he wasn't really sad in the 'Sad Keanu' meme photo

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“Matrix” star Keanu Reeves finally revealed the origin story of the “sad Keanu” meme on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this past Tuesday, saying he was “just eating a sandwich.”



The iconic meme, which dates back to 2010, shows Reeves sitting on a bench, hanging his head, his posture seemingly defeated. A piece of bread is dangling from his left hand. Given Reeves’ popularity and nice-guy reputation, the glum image became a popular meme.

During an appearance on Colbert’s show to promote his forthcoming return to the Matrix universe, Reeves revealed the story behind the photo: “I’m just eating a sandwich, man!” Reeves continued, “I was thinking, I had some stuff going on. I was hungry.”

Reeves will appear in the forthcoming “Matrix Resurrection” movie, scheduled for release on December 22.

Featured Image via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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