keanu reeves

Do I wish that I didn't get my picture taken while I was eating a sandwich on the streets of New York? Yeah.
So says Keanu Reeves, who became an internet joke last summer thanks to a photo of him chewing an ol' sammie in New York City, looking miserable. Even as the Sad Keanu meme grew to exponential proportions (eventually garnering its own silly holiday), Keanu remained relatively mum on the topic, because he didn't get it or he didn't care (or, most likely, both).

Here, he lets loose -- or as "loose" as Keanu gets -- on the BBC, expressing in his own rather droll, detached way, that Sad Keanu is the price you pay for fame in the age of the internet. It's not just Who's He Dating? and Sexiest Man Alive madness anymore. Today, a movie star can eat a sandwich alone, and suddenly, anyone with a modem and a lunch break can take a photo and feed a hungry zeitgeist with something utterly ridiculous and virtually ubiquitous.