If you’ve been online, like, ever, you’ve seen the “Sad Keanu” meme.
The meme features an image of the iconic actor sitting on a stool with food in hand. He looks so sad in the photo – but is he really?
During a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Kian finally revealed everything he was going through in his head when that fateful photo was taken.
“I’m just eating a sandwich, man!” An explanation for Colbert when he took out the photo. The talk show host then asked, “So, you’re not actually sad in ‘Sad Keanu’?”
“I was thinking,” Keanu replied. “I had some things going on. I was hungry.”
As Colbert also pointed out, the actor’s meditative chew is also memorialized in the first volume of the comic BRZRKR. “I didn’t know he was going to do it, but that’s what he did,” Keanu stated. “So, I think it’s kind of a definition. That’s life in art.”
And when Keanu was asked why he thought he became infinitely memorable, his answer was very Keanu: “I have no proof, sir…really.”
Watch the full interview here.