200 guests celebrate exuberantly: Whirling around “Matrix” shoot: Did film star Keanu Reeves celebrate a corona party in Berlin?
That could still cause trouble: On Thursday night, despite the Corona ban, a huge party with several hundred guests took place on the film set of the “Matrix” continuation in the Babelsberg studio in Potsdam – officially a legal shoot, but eyewitnesses report something different.
The fourth part of the cult science fiction series “Matrix” with Keanu Reeves was filmed on the premises of Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam until Wednesday. This obviously had to be celebrated appropriately, as the “image“Newspaper reports. According to eyewitnesses, there was a party on Wednesday under the code word “Icecream Team Event”. Among the guests were the two directors Lana (55) and Lilly Wachowksi (52) and superstar Keanu Reeves (56) with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant (47).
A female party guest (39) told the “Bild” newspaper: “The mood was exuberant. There was a rapid corona test for everyone in advance. Everyone had to come with a mask, but many didn’t wear them later. ”According to the visitor, there was supposed to have been a show with a dancer, at a tattoo station you could have tattoos to remember.
Reeves leaves the party at 8:30 p.m.
According to witness reports, while Reeves left the party at around 8.30 p.m., the mask requirement in Corona times was apparently not taken very seriously. The party guest continued: “Everyone could do what he wanted. Whether you wore a mask or kept your distance was not checked. ”Drinks, alcoholic beverages and a rich buffet – everything was taken care of.
But what about a lavish party in the middle of a pandemic, legally? According to the ordinance of the state of Brandenburg, “Indoor events are only allowed after registration, with an approved hygiene concept and a maximum of 50 people with masks and distance” – provided they are not entertainment.
Celebration scene declared as a shoot
The “Matrix” team had declared the celebration as a shoot and the guests were thus shown as extras. Studio Babelsberg spokeswoman Bianca Makarewicz told the “Bild”: “According to the production, it was the last day of shooting. It was a celebration scene that was filmed in the summer and is now the follow-up. Hygiene requirements were observed. The production deliberately put this shoot with many people involved at the end of the shoot. “
Party or shoot? At the moment there is one statement against one statement. A party-goer told the newspaper: “There were no stage directions on site, there was no flap and nobody was filming.” The event was not registered with the city of Potsdam. A spokesman for the city told the newspaper: “The city has not yet been reported to any violation by Studio Babelsberg of the Brandenburg State Containment Ordinance by a third party. But: The health department will use the photos as an opportunity to hold a hearing from Studio Babelsberg as soon as possible. “
“Matrix 4” is scheduled to hit German cinemas on December 23, 2021 – provided the corona pandemic does not delay the cinema release.
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