Keanu Reeves Had a Legendary Rocker for a Babysitter and His 1 Memory From the Time Is so Bizarre

by Jeremy Spirogis
Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards 2020

Keanu Reeves had an attention-grabbing reference to a well-known rock star when he was only a baby — the legendary rocker truly was Reeves’ babysitter. The actor recalled the circumstances behind how Alice Cooper got here to babysit him in addition to one somewhat weird reminiscence from the time.

Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards 2020
Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards 2020 | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Keanu Reeves had a rock star babysitter

In a 2017 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon interview, Reeves shared the story of how Alice Cooper used to babysit him. Since Reeves’ mom was a dressing up designer in Toronto, she labored with well-known folks and certainly one of them was Cooper.

When requested if it was a scary expertise, as Fallon held up a photograph of Cooper in his signature make-up, the actor stated, “Well he didn’t seem like that.”

Reeves was a bit muddy about all the main points since he was so younger on the time, however stated he had been instructed that Cooper was his babysitter.

He had one weird reminiscence from that point, nevertheless.          

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“I grew up in Toronto and I lived on a street called Hazleton and there was a recording studio there called Nimbus 9 and my mother was in costume design,” Reeves recalled. “She was in rock and roll, in the business and they had friends and she had friends and so Alice Cooper, I’m told, babysat me. I mean, I don’t know how that could actually possibly happen, but it did … supposedly.”

Reeves couldn’t recall a lot from the expertise however did share, “I remember that there was fake poo in the fridge. Like somehow, that connected like that.”

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Keanu Reeves was a correspondent for a youngsters’ present

During the interview, Fallon continued to stroll down reminiscence lane with the actor, citing an early gig that Reeves had in Toronto — a correspondent for an ‘80s kids’ present referred to as Going Great.

Reeves solely saved the job for one season of the present, nevertheless. After Fallon performed a clip from Reeves’ reporting at a teddy bear conference, the actor stated, “That was one of my first gigs.”

He continued, “It was a kids’ show and … they’d send you out and go interview kids doing things. It was a lot of fun.”

Fallon requested Reeves if he realized tips on how to do something, to which he answered, “interview people, I guess.” The speak present host questioned if Reeves would cowl for him if he was ever sick.

“No, I couldn’t fill those shoes,” Reeves answered.

As for the rationale behind the short-lived gig, Reeves admitted, “They fired me after the primary yr. I received one yr of Going Great … after which it was simply not going in any respect.”

In one other Tonight Show interview that very same yr, Reeves discussed how his supervisor needed him to alter his title when he got here to Hollywood. He landed on two attainable choices: Chuck Spadina or Templeton Page Taylor.

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