'It's like every seven years, turn over a new leaf,' Penn says of her character's changing life.
By Eric Ditzian, with reporting by Josh Horowitz



Robin Wright Penn wasn't supposed to be in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," at least not in the way it was originally conceived by indie filmmaker Rebecca Miller ("The Ballad of Jack and Rose"). The writer/director conceived her newest movie's heroine as a 55-year-old woman coming to terms with her shady past and contending with her older husband's declining health.
But when Penn came into the picture, the story line stayed the same, while Pippa's age dropped 15 years. "Really and truly, age is just a number," the actress told MTV News. "I think we do it in stages in our life. It's like every seven years, turn over a new leaf. [Pippa's] at that crossroads."

Penn herself has undergone profound personal changes in recent years. After she spent almost two decades with Sean Penn, dating since 1989 and marrying seven years later, the couple began divorce proceedings this summer. Speaking with MTV, though, the actress resisted the notion that she and her character shared much in common.
Biographically speaking, that is certainly true. Told through a series of flashbacks that augment the present-tense narrative, "Pippa" follows the titular character from her days of youthful debauchery (played, in these sequences, by Blake Lively) to the time, decades later, when she and her elderly husband (Alan Arkin) move into a retirement home following his heart attack and she meets a man closer to her own age (Keanu Reeves).
Like Pippa, Reeves' character is struggling to make sense of life's difficult twists and turns. The actor revealed that his point of creative entry for the role was to imagine how to restart your own life after past failures, or as he put it, "the idea of dealing with the past and becoming present in your own life and changing it."
Change is certainly one of the film's central themes. Love, as Pippa says at one point, comes and goes. And at least in this respect, Penn agrees with her character.
"It's twofold. It does come and go, but when it comes back, it's bigger," she explained, adding, "When it goes, it goes. You're like, 'OK, this one came back and, wow, it feels better.' "


http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1627140/story.jhtml


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Keanu Reeves And Robin Wright Penn On Love
The "Secret Lives of Pippa Lee" co-stars weigh in on the concept of love coming and going. (11.25.09)


http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/459812/keanu-reeves-and-robin-wright-penn-on-love.jhtml




'Pippa Lee' Stars Keanu Reeves, Robin Wright Penn Talk Love And Loss



Keanu Reeves at the Angelika NEW YORK on 11/27 after the 7:25PM show of "PIPPA LEE" http://tinyurl.com/ylzzlb2



Keanu at Angelica Theater, NYC for a Question and Answer event following new film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 11-27




Keanu Reeves at the Angelika NEW YORK on 11/27 after the 7:25PM show of "PIPPA LEE"



Photo: Philip Mauro Thursday, November 26, 2009
OMG in this photo (and it's not photo-shopped!) Pastor Ann Kansfield of the Greenpoint Reformed Church is in the company of two very big movie stars: Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga who stopped by the Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen, earlier today, to lend some support before the Kitchen's Thanksgiving meal was served. Reeves and Farmiga are filming "Henry's Crime." Some of the scenes are being shot in the upper level of the Church. According to Ann, "Reeves is playing the part of a big-hearted man who is falsely accused of pulling a bank robbery on a bank in Buffalo. Farmiga plays the love interest of Reeves' character."
Reeve's presence is also being felt in beneficent ways: The film production company producing "Henry's Crime," Ann happily reports, is donating funds to the soup kitchen to help begin a much needed rehab of the church's basement.
For those who don't know, the soup kitchen serves a healthy and delicious meal to as many as 80 people each week, which, says Ann, is a 20 percent increase over the numbers they served last year. "Due to this surge, to complement seating in the main hall, upgrading the basement space will allow the soup kitchen to keep up with the increasing demand by functioning as an overflow room on busy nights," she says.
Designers Goil Amornvivat (of Bravo's Top Design) and Tom Morbitzer have volunteered their expertise and will design a plan for the basement space, says Ann. "The duo, who live in Williamsburg, jumped at the opportunity to help us."


http://thewgnews.com/2009/11/keanu-reeves-visits-reformed-church-soup-kitchen/




Keanu Reeves Visits Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen



The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum Nov 24, 2009
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lisa Schwarzbaum is a film critic for EW
If anyone can knit the unraveling title character in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee into a recognizable woman, it's Robin Wright. Always an actor of great physical loveliness, the star, now in her 40s, has a unique talent for conveying the minute mood shifts of an adult woman wised up by her own aging. She's pleasing as ever to watch in this high-class production by writer-director Rebecca Miller (Personal Velocity), adapted from Miller's own novel. But the rarefied dramatique circles in which Pippa (literally) sleepwalks are such a mess of highfalutin complications that it's impossible to empathize with the sad, lost, fragile heroine. (She's much more relatable in the novel.) The mix is Lifetime soap-meets-Woody Allen smart-set comedy, with less humor and a genteel Connecticut setting.
This we know: Pippa is married to a much older man, Herb (Alan Arkin), a successful publisher who left his wife (Monica Bellucci) for Pippa when the former Pippa Sarkissian was a crazy, drug- and sex-addled filly (played, in flashback, by Gossip Girl's Blake Lively). Now while Herb makes eyes at a new younger, crazy woman (Winona Ryder), Pippa somnambulates her way into a bond with her neighbor's emotionally trip-wired son (Keanu Reeves). The name-brand cast gives the movie buzz, but no velocity. C
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20322476,00.html




The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)


Keanu Reeves Pictures: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Screening Hosted by The Cinema Society Photos

Keanu Reeves attends a special screening of "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" hosted by The Cinema Society on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 in New York City.


From all outward appearances, Pippa Lee leads a charmed existence. She is the devoted wife of an accomplished publisher thirty years her senior, the proud mother of two grown children, and a trusted friend and confidant to all who cross her path. But as Pippa dutifully follows her husband to a new life in a staid Connecticut retirement community, her idyllic world and the persona she has built over the course of her marriage will be put to the ultimate test. In truth, looks are deceiving, and this picture-perfect woman has seen more than her fair share of turmoil in her youth. Embarking on a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, accompanied by a new, strange and soulful acquaintance, Pippa must now confront both her volatile past and the hidden resentment of her seemingly perfect life in order to find her true sense of self.


Picture copyright: Janet Mayer / PR Photos





Actor Keanu Reeves speaks to a fan during the celebrity race practice session at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 17, 2009 in Long Beach, California

Actor Keanu Reeves sits in his race car during the celebrity race practice session at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 17, 2009 in Long Beach, California


Actor Keanu Reeves exit his race car during the celebrity race practice session at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 17, 2009 in Long Beach, California.



Actor Keanu Reeves signs an autograph during the celebrity race practice session at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 17, 2009 in Long Beach, California




Keanu Reeves attends the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California

Professional race car driver Al Unser Jr., (L) and Keanu Reeves spray champagne after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves attends the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California..



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California.



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves celebrates after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California.



Actor Keanu Reeves celebrates after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California







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The 'totally tubular' Keanu Reeves was on Regis and Kelly this morning. While he can't live down a certain movie (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), he can certainly promote new ones! REeves struck me as having high-energy and being in a good mood. Utilizing hand gestures often, his shoulder-grazing hair was still kind of distracting. I'd just like to trim…er, chop it entirely off. Come on! He looks better with shorter hair. I know people say I am too obsessed with people's hair, and the truth is… that I AM.
Maybe I shouldn't look just on the outside. Well. Okay. Everything Reeves said was kind of sexy. Even when he just said, "Me too." Crap, is that also superficial?

Swoon-worthy. keanu-reeves.net
Keanu said he can't cook, but was learning a bit for a role. I can hardly believe he's still a bachelor. No one has snapped him up? "I'm really good at eating. If you need someone to enjoy your meal, call me." Sign me up.
Okay, onto business. Reeves is in the new movie The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. It was directed by Rebecca Miller who also directed the amazing (little-known) movie Personal Velocity (also a book). Everyone seems to know that Blake Lively is in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, but we don't realize the cast also includes Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Maria Bello and even Winona Ryder.
Memorable Quotes from the Keanu Reeves interview:
"We make a lot of jokes about cougars these days but they're in control." - Regis"They've always been in control!" - Keanu
"Someone told me you felt you were a little too old to play this young fellow." - Regis"Yea. …I eventually saw the light." - Keanu



http://smallscreenscoop.com/keanu-reeves-on-regis-and-kelly/32866/



A source close to the situation tells 2-On Your Side reports that Keanu Reeves will not be shooting a movie in Buffalo are false.


Earlier today, a local talent agency, Exxcel Model and Talent, told 2-On-Your-Side the casting call for "Henry's Crime" went out for New York City only. However, our source says several local crew members have already been hired for pre-production.


There's been lots of excitement here surrounding the film. Just two weeks ago, several of you e-mailed photos of Reeves scouting locations for the romantic comedy. It's plot centers around a toll booth attendant looking for meaning in life when he's falsely accused of robbing a bank in Buffalo.


We contacted the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission for comment about the developments involving the film. They had no official comment.



Viewer photo of Keanu Reeves & Mayor Brown



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Keanu Reeves attends The Cinema Society & A Diamond is Forever screening of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee at AMC Loews 19th Street on November 15, 2009 in New York City.


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Keanu Reeves poses at the Stage Directors And Choreographers Society 50 Year Celebration at Tribeca Rooftop on November 8, 2009 in New York, New York.


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Keanu Reeves attends the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California

Professional race car driver Al Unser Jr., (L) and Keanu Reeves spray champagne after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Keanu Reeves attends the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California..



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California.



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves wins the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California



Actor Keanu Reeves celebrates after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California.

Actor Keanu Reeves celebrates after winning the celebrity race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2009 in Long Beach, California









Actor Keanu Reeves attends the photocall for 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' as part of the 59th Berlin Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2009 in Berlin, Germany





Robin Wright Penn and Keanu Reeves attend the photocall for 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' as part of the 59th Berlin Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2009 in Berlin,Germany.













Robin Wright Penn (L) and Keanu Reeves (R) and director Rebecca Miller (C) attend the photocall for 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' as part of the 59th Berlin Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2009 in Berlin, Germany



Keanu Reeves, Blake Lively, Robin Wright Penn, director Rebecca Miller and Zoe Kazan attend the photocall for 'The Private Lives of Pippa Lee' as part of the 59th Berlin Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9, 2009 in Berlin, Germany




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I was searching for the name Keanu Reeves through twitter search engine and I was stunned and amazed that the tweets came up this way- Keanu Reeves is a vampire…Keanu Reeves is immortal…Keanu Reeves a vampire?!. I think numerous twitters tweeted that shocking news! I couldn't believe that such rumors are spreading like a wildfire in the net. I do not know who on earth and what's their purpose of this such unbelievable act. Could it be for promotions? Regaining his popularity? I do not know why, I am such a Keanu Reeves sucker and I crave for him that much. LOL so I couldn't comprehend why there are claims about this one. Here are the links of what I am talking about.


THE NEWS


Source: http://www.scifisquad.com/2009/10/26/finally-compelling-evidence-that-keanu-reeves-is-immortal/


We have all noticed that Keanu Reeves drinks from the fountain of youth. Even with a beard, he still looks like he's barely aged a day between Bill and Teds and Johhny Mnemonic, betweenChain Reaction and Constantine (okay, so he did look a little different inFreaked). Scientists have puzzled over this quandary for millenia, coming up with a few theories explaining his wrinkle-less face:


- We are, in fact, all living inside the Matrix and Keanu Reeves writes the code for his own avatar.
- We are, in fact, all living inside Keanu Reeves imagination.
- The actor we know as Keanu Reeves is not from planet Earth.
- The secret to eternal life is to never, ever show facial expression.
- Keanu Reeves is a vampire.


While all of the above are reasonable assumptions to make, it's that last one that now has evidence to back itself up. As with all things vitally important to our way of life, a YouTube video is here to blow the lid off the entire thing, drawing compelling visual ties between Reeves and Paul Mounet, a French actor born in 1847:


THE VIDEO






This such a non sense eh? It made me laugh and brighten my boring day in the office. One more thing, it surely gave me the best stun like my brown eyes turned into this o.O. LOL… Hopefully, there will be confirmations or denials coming from Keanu Reeves camp about this issue. Geez, if Keanu is a vampire, he is one hell of a sexy and drop dead gorgeous vampire that will surpasse Edward Cullens' beauty and charisma! LOL…And I would gladly and willing to be his prey!


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