Keanu Reeves has praised his late John Wick co-star, Lance Reddick after the actor very sadly passed away. Reddick was one of those actors that shone in everything he was in, even if the project wasn’t all that great.
I ended up watching the whole of the Netflix Resident Evil series just because Lance Reddick was in it, and he was brilliant in the show. It was a shame that the rest of the series didn’t match up to his performance.
I remember the first time I ever watched Reddick in anything was in the fantastic sci-fi show, Fringe. I then watched him in the likes of The Wire, Bosch and then the John Wick movie franchise.
Keanu Reeves heaps praise on his late John Wick co-star, Lance Reddick
Anyway, Reeves was asked about Reddick and his passing on the red carpet at John Wick: Chapter 4’s premiere and the actor was keen to stress what an incredible talent and person Reddick was. Reeves – who’s now 58, but doesn’t look it – hailed the late star as an artist with “grace, dignity and a passion for life”.
Reeves added that “every day was special” working with Reddick, who was also known for roles in TV shows The Wire and Lost. Reddick’s death came just days before the release of John Wick: Chapter 4, in which he reprised his role of hotel concierge Charon.
Reeves went on to add:
Every time you were in his presence, he was such a special person, special artist, and he had a grace and dignity, and a passion for life and his craft.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, actor went on to add:
Just to be in his light and to be in his presence and get a chance to work with him every day was special.’
The outlet also revealed that Reeves was “choking back emotion” whilst talking about Reddick and his passing.
What will we see Reddick in next?
Reddick began his screen career in the 1990s with guest roles on TV series, including The Nanny and New York Undercover, going on to big-screen roles in Great Expectations and The Siege. He played Cedric Daniels in the popular HBO drama The Wire from 2002, appearing in all 60 episodes alongside Dominic West, Idris Elba, Michael K Williams and Wendell Pierce.
He also lent his voice to animated shows, including Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty. Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. You can watch Reddick in John Wick: Chapter 4, in which he returns as Charon, the concierge of The Continental in New York.
However, this won’t be his final performance. He’s also going to be in White Men Can’t Jump, Shirley, Ballerina, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and then he’s going to be starring in the Disney Plus TV show Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
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