According to The New York Post, Reeves made a total of $45 million USD for the blockbuster, but has decided to give away 70 per cent of his earnings to Cancer Research.
At the time of filming, the actor’s younger sister was battling the disease. Even after her recovery, however, Reeves has continued his philanthropic work, establishing a private fund back in the early 2000s for cancer research.
Speaking on Red Table Talk, Reeves told host Jada Pinkett Smith: “My mother was a costume designer and she made some costumes for Dolly Parton and she once did the cover of Playboy,” he said, referring to her work on Dolly’s black and pink sequinned ensemble – originally designed by Zelda Wynn Valdes, the first Black designer to open a shop on New York’s Broadway Street.”
“Somehow I guess (Dolly) didn’t take that home, so we had it, and it was Halloween,” he continued. “So I put on the ears, then the bustier, I wore sneakers with fishnet stockings and a bowtie. I had some pretty long hair… I was Dolly Parton as the Playboy bunny.”
Read our interview with The Matrix Resurrections’ costume designer, Lindsay Pugh, here.