Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron are two-time co-stars who shared one other key thing in common at the Oscars on Sunday: their plus ones.
No, the “Sweet November”-starring duo did not arrive at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards together with Enya scoring their entrance, but instead, they each brought their mothers with them to the big show.
Jazzing up the red carpet with a special dose of love, Reeves and mom Patricia Taylor linked arms in complementary black-and-white suits, and also conducted press interviews together at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Yes, when E! Host Ryan Seacrest pushed Taylor for details about the Oscar presenter’s upcoming “The Matrix 4” reboot, well, “mum” is the word.
“Nothing,” said Taylor — a costume designer — during E!’s live red carpet broadcast about what she can say about the long-awaited sequel. “[I can] only [talk] about ‘The Matrix’ one, two, and three.”
Taylor certainly knew how to keep these secret Hollywood details under wraps, proving few can make a judgment call better than moms. Still, this is one of the first public appearances for the pair since the 2006 premiere of Reeves’ film “The Lake House” in Los Angeles.
So, perhaps that’s one of the reasons why outlets like The Hollywood Reporter briefly confused Taylor for the Toronto-raised “Toy Story 4” actor’s girlfriend, visual artist Alexandra Grant. Last November, the 47-year-old Grant’s likeness was compared to Dame Helen Mirren. Mirren is 74 years old.
Comedian Whitney Cummings summed up this identification confusion best:
Mistaken identity aside, attending the Oscars as a presenter is a really big deal. A nomination is an even bigger honour, and Best Actress nominee Theron had a “Bombshell” of her own, telling E!’s Giuliana Rancic that her