Keanu Reeves responds to bacteria named after him, ‘it’s so cool’

Keanu Reeves has thanked German scientists for naming a fungus-killing bacteria after him.

Reeves, 58, who recently attended the premiere of his latest film John Wick: Chapter 4 in London, called the news “absolutely fantastic”.

According to reports, scientists in Germany have discovered an effective fungus-killing compound that is so deadly that it has been named “keanumycins” after the actor.

“Lipopeptides are so deadly that we named them after Keanu Reeves, because he was also very lethal in his roles,” said study co-author Sebastian Götze, a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infectious Biology in Germany. statement.

Reeves shared his thoughts on the deadly molecule that bears his name in an Ask Me Anything Reddit thread this weekend.

One fan said: “Hey Keanu, researchers in Germany have discovered a compound naturally produced by certain types of bacteria that is so effective at killing fungi that they named it after you: Keanumicin.”

The Constantine actor: “They should have called it John Wick. . . but it’s really cool. . . and surreal to me.”

“But thanks, scientists!” Good luck and thanks for helping us,” Reeves wrote in response via Lionsgate’s Reddit account.

John Wick: Chapter 4 It will be shown in cinemas on March 24.

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