Keanu Reeves caused a stir on Twitter and became a trending topic in the UK after he mysteriously turned up at Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. His surprising appearance prompted an onslaught of comments from Twitter users, with some joking that the actor was running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
"Keanu Reeves put himself forward to become the new conservative leader #TheMatrix #Parliament," wrote one fan.
"Keanu Reeves for new shadow education secretary, I think, but it's only a rumour at this stage," commented another.
Keanu Reeves with Conservative MP David Davies
It wasn't long before others joked that Keanu, who famously starred in The Matrix film series, was in London to "get us out of the Matrix". One fan posted: "Keanu Reeves has flown in Parliament to save the day!"
Conservative MP David Davies met the Constantine star and uploaded a photo of the pair, writing: "Parliament may be having a few problems but all action hero Keanu Reeves is here today to put it right."
Mark Pritchard MP said he and Keanu discussed 'expanding film production'
During his visit the 51-year-old actor appears to have lobbied the government on film production. Conservative MP Mark Pritchard shared a photo of the pair shaking hands and captioned it: "Met Keanu Reeves today to discuss expanding film production in west midlands not just in London."
The Hollywood star was more than happy to pose with parliamentary staff and take selfie after selfie during his surprise visit. He also appeared in the Commons chamber for a debate on the Finance Bill, where he joined a handful of MPs.
The 51-year-old actor was happy to pose with staff at Parliament
Many Twitter users commented that Keanu's visit topped the "weird" and eventful week the UK has experienced. Last Friday it was announced that the UK had decided to leave the European Union by a 52 per cent majority.
Shortly after, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that is stepping down from his post. The politician had backed the Remain campaign and urged members of the public to stay in the EU.
In the wake of the Brexit chaos, Labour MPs also passed a motion of no confidence in their party leader Jeremy Corbyn. It followed the resignation of more than 40 of Jeremy's top team members, including junior ministers.