Keanu Reeves flattered to learn fans have been trying to have virtual sex with his avatar in video game

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Keanu Reeves thinks it's great that gaming fans have been trying to have VR sex with his avatar. (Getty)

Keanu Reeves was delighted to learn that fans were hacking a video game in order to have virtual sex with his avatar.

The Matrix star voices the character of Johnny Silverhand, the ghost of a war-veteran-turned-rock-star, in Cyberpunk 2077.

Developers CD Projekt Red have had to re-modify the game to prevent users from 'model swapping' Reeves' character into the love scenes, in order to simulate sex with him.

Reeves, 57, responded to the news by telling The Verge: "Yes! Oh my God, it’s always nice, when it’s nice.

“Think of how much money is in porn, so you would not even have to be there and people could have digital sex with your avatar. What’s it called right now, ‘For Members Only’? You could do a whole thing.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss speak onscreen during The Game Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on December 09, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Keanu Reeves was interviewed with 'Matrix' co-star Carrie-Anne Moss. (Getty Images)

He went on: “Then you get the suit, that’s probably made in Sweden or some German thing. And then you’ve got the VR thing.

"Then they’ve got the data on you with your like, arousal metrics.

"So then you're in the suit with your arousal metrics, through your 'Members Only' metaverse X."

But his Matrix co-star Carrie-Ann Moss laughed: "I say no thank you. Keanu's fine with it."

But the Bill and Ted star went on to muse that VR sex could make people appreciate their real life relationships more.

He said: "The you take everything off and how do you feel about the relationships you're in?

"Then you hold that real thing and you're like 'I'm so glad we have reality.'"

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - 2020/12/10: Cap with game logo and Johnny Silverhand seen on display.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a 2020 action role-playing video game on sale worldwide. In Russia it has become the most anticipated game in 2020. (Photo by Alexander Sayganov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Keanu Reeves voiced the character of Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077. (Getty Images)

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Reeves recently claimed that he and Winona Ryder, 50, Oscar and Emmy-winning star of Stranger Things, have been married for almost thirty years.

The pair starred in Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula in 1992.

And Reeves told GQ Magazine: "We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests."

Asked if they are still 'married,' the actor joked, "Winona says we are. Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married under the eyes of God."

Ryder has also spoken about the wedding - three years ago, she told Entertainment Weekly, "We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to God I think we’re married in real life...In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married."

Watch: Keanu Reeves stars as Johnny Silverhand in video game Cyberpunk 2077