Shocking Revelations Made by Keanu Reeves on His Movie Character ’Switch’

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Two days ago, the House of Commons passed a bill against LGBT’ conversion therapy. Meanwhile, Canadian star Keanu Reeves disclosed that the industry wasn’t willing to telecast a transgender character named ‘Switch’ in his movie ‘The Matrix’.

Keanu Reeves fandom is eagerly waiting for the fourth part of the series, ‘The Matrix’. In an interview, Reeves claimed that the character portrayed by Belinda McClory in the movie was much more expanded in the script. The character was named so because he was able to switch his gender in the series.

In the primary draft enshrined by Lana and Lilly, Switch was to portray the role of a female in the Matrix, and in the real world, Switch would switch his gender from female to male. The studio did not ratify his character, and in the final movie, the character of Switch depicted itself as androgynous.

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It would not be a fallacy to jot down that Switch left the audience bewildered and perplexed. The audience is still trying to figure out his character. Furthermore, the movie’s leading star asserted that he didn’t know the deeper meaning of the character when he was shooting for the film.

Lilly and Lana confessed that the character ‘Switch’ was an allegory of the experience trans people face in day to day life. In support of the LGBTQ community, Netflix wrote on Twitter in 2020,’ Lilly and Lana gave us one of the most influential, enduring, and celebrated films of all time.


Through ‘THE MATRIX’, they gave trans people the possibility of a cinematic world without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible.’

Keanu Reeves, in an interview, mentioned,

“I think The Matrix films are profound, and I think that allegorically, a lot of people in different versions of the film can speak to that. And for Lilly to come out and share that with us, I think, is cool.”

The Matrix had huge fandom. The trilogy has already made billion dollars at the box office. The 4th part of the series is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2021. A new year gift for fans from the production house!


Rebecca Yirawala

Rebecca Yirawala is a news writer at Rated Viral. She is an extrovert and a sheer pleasure to talk to. Rebecca finds great pleasure in reading Medieval poetry, attending music festivals and art events around Canada.

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