The 54-year-old actor has been posing this way for years.
Keanu Reeves recently became a trending topic on Twitter after fans noticed the actor's interesting way of taking photos with women.
As a Twitter user pointed out on Saturday, the John Wick star has a tendency not to wrap his arms or hands around women's waists while posing for photos with them. His hands instead hover behind their backs, several inches away. "Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances," @KemziLinzi wrote alongside four examples of the actor's signature pose.
While some fans joked that Reeves was trying to avoid becoming a part of the #MeToo movement, others praised him for simply respecting women's personal space. "I stan a respectful king love you so much keanu," one user wrote.
Others noted that Reeves' hand placement is common among Koreans, who use "manner hands" or "hover hands" as a sign of respect. The actor self-identifies as an Asian American due to his Chinese heritage.
Reeves opted for a different hand placement during his recent press tour for John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum. Nearly all of his photos with co-star Halle Berry show the actress holding onto Reeves' arm, which is bent towards his side. In other group pics, Reeves has his hands by his side.
The 54-year-old actor appeared more comfortable with his good friend, Sandra Bullock, however. His hand is seen wrapped around her waist in multiple photos while they promoted their 2006 movie, The Lake House.
The pair recently revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that they had crushes on each other while filming 1994's Speed -- though they never pursued a romantic relationship.
"She obviously didn't know I had a crush on her either," Reeves told DeGeneres on her talk show last month.
Of why they never dated, Reeves had a simple explanation: "We were working!"
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