This much is clear: correspondents who like Keanu Reeves (PEOPLE, June 5) like him a lot. They admire him for his craft, of course, but they would also like to snuggle with him. So what if he’s feeling mnemonic? A little home cooking would get him back on his feet in no time. The only correspondents who weren’t happy to find Keanu on the cover were those who thought Elizabeth Montgomery should have been there instead.
Sexiest Man Alive issue already? Brad who? Finally, an attractive actor without the “model-of-the-month fiancée.” Keanu seems to have enough self-respect to be real at the risk of maybe causing some to be suspicious of his personal preferences. Whatever we may say about ourselves pales beside what our family and associates say about us, and Keanu has people around him who express what a lovable person he is. I believe every word!
TERI LANDIN, Fresno, Calif.
Please forgive me if I’ve mistaken the intent of your line “Reeves’s acting style—a detached deadpan somewhere between artful and awful….” I believe Keanu to be one of the most impressive and gifted performers in the business. Some may not agree, but not one soul can tell me he’s not the most passionate. KELLY MERRILL, Bethel, Vt.
To all my friends who tell me “Keanu is gay,” stuff a sock in it. I still harbor the hope that perhaps someday I will be Mrs. Keanu Reeves.
KYLA RACQUEL DOWNING, Miami
There is only one reason to be a woman: his name is Keanu Reeves.
ANJELLE DORT-RELUS, New York City
I find him captivating.
WINSOME HO, Pittsburgh
Perhaps the mystery of Keanu Reeves is that he refuses to be identified with any collective herd. What is just as extraordinary, and even more compelling, is that he seems to have discovered the secret of the Laughing Sutra. May we all be so fortunate.
SUSAN STUART, Indianapolis
The correct Hawaiian pronunciation of the name Keanu is: Kay-Ah-Noo, not Key-Ah-Noo.
CHRISTINE MORGAN, Honolulu
We don’t disagree, but Keanu pronounces his name Key-Ah-Noo.—ED.
First, find a large cauldron. Mix in class, refinement, a big heart, dedication, common sense and talent. Then twitch your nose, and you get Elizabeth Montgomery. One terrific actress who was “bewitching,” to say the least.
DENIS BENGTSON, Houston
As a child watching the TV series Bewitched, I was always wishing I could wiggle my nose to get things done, like cleaning my room! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do the same and bring back a truly great woman?
TRISH JOHANSEN, Fresno, Calif.
While your article on Elizabeth Montgomery was nice, a more appropriate “tribute” would have been to give her the cover.
VICKI SMITH, Midland, Mich.
My mother, father, brother, most of my friends and even my 8-year-old daughter know who Samantha is. After a movie like Johnny Mnemonic, won’t it be “Keanu who?” soon enough? Who decides who makes your covers anyway? Obviously someone without cable TV.
JANET C. LEE, Midlothian, Va.
How could the CBS executives expect Connie Chung to do the impossible? She couldn’t save the CBS Evening News when the reason for the show’s falling ratings—-Dan Rather—continues to anchor the program.
ROSE PASSANTINO, Baton Rouge
Connie Chung is a woman in a man’s world, and Dan Rather is the most macho and egotistical anchor on television. His problem is that there aren’t enough wars and natural disasters going on, and he wants to monopolize and cover every one, all by himself.
DELIA A. KANE, Whitefield, N.H.
After Connie Chung’s “just between you and me” interview with Newt Gingrich’s mother, I quit watching her for good. Was she a scapegoat? Was it sexism? No. How about unpopularity and lack of professionalism?
PHIL CARPENTER, Pasadena, Calif.
One hundred sixty-seven people die in Oklahoma City, and all Dan Rather and Connie Chung do is bicker about who gets to cover the assignment. How petty and self-serving can you get?
EDWIN C. POUND III, M.D., Atlanta
You quote designer Karl Lagerfeld as saying that Princess Caroline’s daughter Charlotte “makes me think of Brigitte Bardot.” There’s a word for a middle-aged man who looks at an 8-year-old child and is reminded of a woman synonymous with raw sexuality, and the word is pervert.
BOB WILSON, Phoenix