Keanu Reeves is just fine with his viral “Internet’s Boyfriend” status.
While walking the red carpet at the New York City premiere of John Wick: Chapter 4 on Wednesday evening, the actor, 58, told PEOPLE exclusively that he appreciates the love that he receives online.
“I really appreciate the goodwill,” Reeves — who is currently dating artist Alexandra Grant — said when asked about the internet’s obsession with him.
Continuing to speak with PEOPLE, Reeves said he is embracing all that comes with portraying his legendary hitman character in another movie in the action-hero franchise.
“I love the challenges of John Wick, it’s super intense,” he explained. “It’s playful. I get to do different things — driving, you know? [I get to use] nunchucks and do movie Judo, movie jujitsu. So I really enjoy that.”
And while the Internet may love the fact that Reeves is frequently photographed doing mundane things — like eating a sandwich alone on a bench or going grocery shopping — The Matrix star welcomes those adrenaline-pumping moments that are featured within the soon-to-be-released film.
“I enjoy the challenges and the intensity and the noise,” he said. “So I’m not looking to hang out on the beach.”