Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reunited on Wednesday as the former Bill and Ted co-stars went for a most excellent adventure in coastal California.
The life-long friends were seen buying coffee from a Malibu café before setting off on a motorcycle ride across the rugged Californian coastline.
Keanu, 57, wore a black jacket over matching jeans and scuffed brown boots as he climbed onto his bike ahead of the daytrip.
Here they come: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reunited on Wednesday as the former Bill and Ted co-stars went for a most excellent adventure in coastal California
Accompanying his former co-star, Alex, 56, wore a black shirt with blue jeans and black motorcycle boots, a look he rounded off with heavily tinted sunglasses.
The friends have shared the screen in three films in the Bill & Ted series – 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, and 2020’s Bill & Ted Face The Music – with Alex playing Bill and Keanu playing Ted.
They chat about their friendship and the film franchise in an August 2020 piece for The New York Times, as Alex admitting he thinks of his co-star as a brother.
‘There’s very little constancy in this business,’ he said. ‘You come together on a set, you’re like, “We’re like a family!” And then it’s, “OK, bye.” You never, ever see them again.’
Hard to miss: The pair were side by side as they made their way to their motorcycles
Old times: The friends have shared the screen in 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (pictured), and 2020’s Bill & Ted Face The Music
Keanu added: ‘We enjoy each other’s company and our thoughts and takes on the world. When we come together, it’s like, “What are you thinking?” “I don’t know, but this is kind of funny.” “Yeah, that’s kind of weird, too.”‘
Alex told the newspaper that he and Keanu ‘met in the audition process’ for Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and ‘hit it off early on in the audition.
‘We had similar training and similar interests, about acting and drama and the plays we liked… when they told us we both got the part, we were both like, “Ah, that’s great that you got it.”
‘It’s like when you start at a new school, you’re like, “Oh great, you’re going to be in my class.” It was that vibe.’
Close: The actors have been friends for more than three decades following their starring roles in the film franchise
Reprising their roles: The stars also appeared in the films Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted Face The Music
Looking the part: Keanu put on a backpack prior to hitting the road in the luxe beach locale
The pair opened up about working with late comedy legend George Carlin, who played the role of Rufus in the first two films.
‘We were young and we were trained, but it was very helpful to have people to help elevate us,’ Keanu said. ‘We felt very fortunate about that.’
Alex added that neither knew who would be cast in the role of Rufus ‘until well into shooting and it was scary.
‘There were names that were being floated around – they were great actors, but just not right for that role. Keanu and I were blown away that it was George.
‘He was an extremely grounded, down-to-earth person off-camera. And I would say he was very charitably nice to both of us. We were well aware of the gravitas of having him.’
Time travelling teens: The pair visited key moments in history for a school project in 1989 film Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Let’s do this: The actors sidled up to their motorcycles ahead of the coastline ride on the weekday
As close as family: Alex previously admitted he thinks of Keanu as a brother
Keanu said that their ‘personal lives changed a little bit’ after the film was a hit in theaters upon its release in February of 1989.
‘When we would go out to dinner together, people were like, “Whoa! Dudes!”‘ he said. ‘We would just be like, “Yeah. Yeah.” “Party on, dudes!” “Yeah.”‘
Alex added: ‘I remember somebody doing an air-guitar slide on their knees, all the way across the floor of the restaurant up to our bar stools.
‘I remember saying to Keanu, you realize that this – no matter what happens – is never going to stop.’
Getting ready: Keanu fastened his gloves ahead of the motorcycle ride on Wednesday
Make way: The actors carried their motorcycle helmets as they made their way to their rides