Parties are, as they say, verboten, in Berlin right now because… lets all say it together… because of the pandemic! So you would think, as guests in that country, a US film crew would want to adhere to those rules and not go all cowboy on them like we do in our own out of control country.
Keanu Reeves and the rest of the cast and crew of “The Matrix 4” threw themselves a rager near Berlin by allegedly staging a party scene for the movie.
Nearly 200 workers on the movie enjoyed their wrap party at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam.
They were treated to a pyrotechnics and dance performance, a DJ playing on a packed dance floor, tattoo stations inside caravans, several bars serving wine and sake, a sushi and dessert station (sans red or blue pills) and cushioned Bedouin tents, German newspaper Bild reported.
Reeves and girlfriend Alexandra Grant were seen at the bash with a bottle of wine on their table. “Matrix” franchise creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski were also reportedly there.
One guest told the paper, “The mood was exuberant. There was a rapid [COVID-19] test for everyone in advance. Everyone had to come with a mask, but many didn’t wear them later.”
Germany’s four-week partial lockdown went into effect Nov. 2, shuttering bars, restaurants and theaters and forbidding large gatherings. “The Matrix 4” wrapped days later, so the party was given a code name: “Ice cream team event.”
Studio Babelsberg spokeswoman Bianca Makarewicz told Bild: “According to the production, it was the last day of shooting. It was a celebration scene … Hygiene requirements were adhered to.” She added, “The production deliberately put this shoot with many people involved at the end of the shoot.” But there was no filming during the party, guests said. The movie’s distributor, Warner Bros., did not comment.