I think what happened is, obviously, a lot of people my age are fans of Keanu Reeves because of a bunch of his movies: “Bill and Ted” and a ton more. The good thing was I had a specific deadline to do this. At the beginning I’m wearing a little thing [over my crotch]. I explained it to her and she said, “Yes, of course, do it.” But then afterward I had to tell her that we did so much more. I told her, “We kind of went insane in there a little bit.” It’s all such a blur. But also, he’s had a little bit of a resurgence with “John Wick,” which came out a couple of years ago. It’s a name on people’s minds because of that movie. The thing with this character is I think he’s funny if he’s in really bad shape or really good shape. But the truth is — and I don’t know if you want all this detail — there’s a lot of oil on me and it keeps coming off. The scene took hours and hours to shoot and physically it’s very draining. Ebanks made her debut in February 2001 at the fall show for Tuleh.
We negotiated and we couldn't come up with a number.The actor, best known for playing computer nerd Dinesh on the HBO comedy series “Silicon Valley,” strips completely down to play an island masseur who practices extremely unconventional methods on his clients.When his character, Keanu, bedecked with a long, slender ponytail, does his naked massage method on a bride-to-be, the results are sidesplitting — and rather shocking. (You can catch glimpses of it in the red band trailer, at the bottom of this post.) The Wrap: Counting the Key & Peele kitten comedy and your character name, Keanu is a popular name lately. Kumail Nanjiani: All of them come from legendary actor Keanu Reeves. Sugar Lyn Beard [the actress with whom I share the scene] was very nice, funny and very easy to work with. We came up with a lot of extra stuff that wasn’t meant to be done. The thing is, I’m married so that’s a whole conversation, too.I feel like this is Keanu Reeves‘ third big moment — from when we first knew about him, then he had the “Matrix” resurgence, and now there’s the “John Wick” resurgence. It’s ethnically a little vague and my character is ethnically a little vague. At what point did you know you’d have to get naked in the scene? I knew [director] Jake Szymanski a little bit here and there. I wrote on SNL for a week when he was there, so we’ve known each other for a little while. I figured I either I have to really let go and gain a whole bunch of pounds — but I didn’t want to gain a bunch of pounds. I don’t think think the character would have been funny as a normal looking person. And this was not from Jake or the studio — it was in my head. I don’t think it’s anything physical holding me back. I haven’t been in that many big movies or have had big parts in big movies. After a little while it was totally fine, and I’d be hanging and think, “Oh right, I should put a towel on.” You sort of get used to it and forget the nudity aspect of it, which goes away after the first few takes. ” I got a text from my dad that said “very disturbed.” He did not mean it to be funny. He asked me to come in to read for a bunch of parts and I read four or five different parts along Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and everybody. At the end of the day, I wasn’t able to get into the kind of shape into wanted to be in. I think it’s a general vibe thing that’s holding me back. What was your reaction when you first saw the nude scene? But then when you see it, it’s like, what the f— have I done?! A couple of weeks ago when he was online, we had a serious talk about how do we keep mom from watching this, maybe we send mom to a different country for a couple months until this all blows over. Ebanks made a special guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother (episode: "The Yips") on 26 November 2007 with her fellow Victoria's Secret supermodels (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and Alessandra Ambrosio).