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‘I’d like a chip that lets me speak more languages’: Keanu Reeves speaks Welsh on gaming podcast

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read
Keanu Reeves. Picture by Anna Hanks (CC BY 2.0).

Keanu Reeves learnt some Welsh and said that he would like a chip that allowed him to speak more languages implanted in his brain during a chat with BBC gaming podcast Press X To Continue.

He joined the podcast to talk with Steffan Powell about his role as a character in the recently released game Cyberpunk 2077.

Steffan Powell said that if he lived in a cyberpunk future he would fix his eyes: “For me, I wish I had better eyesight. I’m a glasses wearer, I can’t see anything.

“It would be helpful if I had 2020 vision and if it meant I had metallic eyes, I would take it.”

“Yeah,” said Keanu Reeves. “I wouldn’t mind a chip where I could speak more languages.”

“That’s a good idea,” Steffan Powell said. “Well I’m Welsh, so I can teach you one Welsh word now, that you can put in your chip, if you ever get it one day.

“And it’s ‘diolch’ which is the Welsh language word for thank you.”

“Diolch!” Keanu Reeves responded.

The exchange made an impression of BBC Breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty, who played a clip of the show.

“I think we’ve all learnt something there, haven’t we?” said Charlie Stayt. “Diolch!”

“Very well done, very well done,” Naga Munchetty said.

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