When God gives you lemons, make lemonade.
When fans turn you into the sad clown of Hollywood, why not take it all the way to the wall? That's apparently what Keanu Reeves has done with a lugubrious new, over-the-top book that begins:
"I draw a hot sorrow bath...in my despair room..." and carries on from there to the bitter end. Hear what Keanu has to say about penning his sardonic Ode to Happiness:
You know it's time to flip the script when people organize a special day to cheer you up. Seemingly riffing on the "Sad Keanu" meme, The Matrix star cooked up a laughably morose collaboration with artist Alexandra Grant. Here's how Keanu described the project's genesis to the UK Guardian :
"I was in my kitchen hanging out with my friend Janey, and the radio was on-and this station was playing, like, an orgy of depressing, self-pitying, nostalgic music. You know: 'I'm so lonely and I've been left and my heart is broken.' It was so voluptuously horrible. And I just started to write on this piece of paper, because I had this image of, you know, that moment when you take that bath, you light that candle, and you're really just kind of depressed. And it was making Janey laugh so hard, I just kept going, piling on the self-pity."
Now this sounds like a pity party we'd like to join. Way to keep rollin' with the punches, Keanu!