Matrix 4 cast 'flout Berlin party ban as they stage celebration scene'

The Matrix cast flout Berlin’s party ban by staging a fake film scene attended by Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend

  • The Matrix 4 cast and crew reportedly attended a party at Studio Babelsberg
  • Attendees reportedly included Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend Alexandra Grant as well as the film’s creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski 
  • The guests allegedly enjoyed DJ sessions, pyrotechnics and wine and sake bars 
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel banned parties in Berlin after Covid-19 spike

The cast of The Matrix 4 have reportedly flouted Berlin’s party ban by allegedly staging their own celebration scene for the upcoming movie.

According to reports, up to 200 cast and crew took part in a wrap party at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany, under the code name “ice cream team event”.

In October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Berlin residents to stop going to parties after a spike in coronavirus cases. 

On Monday 2 November, Merkel plunged Germany back into ‘lockdown lite’, ordering all bars and restaurants to close across the country. The Matrix 4 is said to have wrapped filming days later.    

According to reports, up to 200 cast and crew from The Matrix 4 took part in a wrap party at Studio Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany, under the code name ‘ice cream team event’

The cast of The Matrix 4 reportedly flouted Berlin’s party ban by allegedly staging their own celebration scene for the upcoming movie

Attendees at The Matrix 4 celebration reportedly included Keanu Reeves and his girlfriend Alexandra Grant as well as the film’s creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski.

German newspaper, Bild, claims that guests enjoyed DJ sessions, pyrotechnics, wine and sake bars, with food stalls offering sushi and desserts.

Other extreme details at the party allegedly included tattoo stations and Bedouin tents for the cast and crew.

A source told Bild that guests reportedly had a COVID-19 test in advance and had to attend the event with masks. They also claimed that there was no filming during the party. 

They told the German newspaper: ‘The mood was exuberant. There was a rapid [COVID-19] test for everyone in advance. Everyone had to come with a mask, but many didn’t wear them later.’

Other extreme details at the party allegedly included tattoo stations and Bedouin tents for the cast and crew

A source told Bild that guests reportedly had a COVID-19 test in advance and had to attend the event with masks.

In October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Berlin residents to stop going to parties after a spike in coronavirus cases.

A spokesperson for Studio Babelsberg hit back at the reports and told Bild: ‘According to the production, it was the last day of shooting. It was a celebration scene … Hygiene requirements were adhered to.

‘The production deliberately put this shoot with many people involved at the end of the shoot.’

According to reports, indoor events can only take place with a registration with a maximum of 50 guests. Masks and social distancing must be adhered.  

It is believed that private events and meetings in Berlin can only have a maximum of 10 people, it was previously 25. Groups of 50 are permitted to meet outdoors.

A Potsdam spokesperson has claimed that the event wasn’t registered and the health department is the ‘examining’ the party photos.   

Merkel, who has also placed Germany on a four-week ‘lockdown lite’, said in October: ‘We must call especially on young people to do without a few parties now in order to have a good life tomorrow or the day after.’ 

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