The entrance to the last weekend was much more bitter than we would have liked, since on Friday the 17th we learned the sad news that lance reddickthe magnificent supporting actor whose work we were able to enjoy in productions such as the acclaimed ‘The Wire’ or the no less celebrated saga ‘John Wick’ had died at the age of 60.
Since then, there have been many love demonstrations of friends, industry colleagues and fans who have populated social media and the media, the latest being signed by Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski; Reddick’s on-camera partner and director in the now action feature-length quadrilogy that began in 2014.
one last goodbye
In the message shared with People magazine, Stahelski and Reeves not only express their affection for the interpreter, but also ensure that ‘John Wick 4’, a film that will be released posthumously on March 24, will be dedicated to his memory.
“We are deeply saddened and devastated by the loss of our dear friend and colleague Lance Reddick. He was the perfect professional and a blast to work with. Our love and prayers go out to his wife Stephanie, children, family and friends. We dedicate film to his memory. We will miss him terribly.”
It should be noted that Lance Reddick and Keanu Reeves were united by a friendship that was forged during the creation of the actioners franchise. In an interview with Vulture, Reddick explained the great detail that Reeves and his partner had with him during the filming of ‘John Wick 4’. Be careful, because you might get something in your eye reading it…
“We’ve gotten to know each other a bit better. I hope I don’t get in trouble for telling this story. On ‘John Wick 4,’ my first day of shooting happened to be Keanu’s birthday, but he wasn’t on the scene. He came on set anyway. at nine o’clock at night with his girlfriend, who he hadn’t met yet, and she’s… Can I swear, his girlfriend is fucking cool.
He told me that he had asked Keanu what he wanted to do for his birthday, and he said, ‘I want to go see Lance.’ He’d never done this before, but he wrote me a note thanking me for what I’ve brought to the character in these movies, and he wanted to give it to me personally. I will never forget. I’m going to end up crying.”
In addition to the fourth film installment, We will be able to enjoy Reddick’s talent one last time in the television spin-off of ‘John Wick’ entitled ‘Ballerina’, currently in the post-production process and where he will repeat as Charon.
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