In an interview with The Wrap, Keanu Reeves spoke about the gratuitous process he went through to get the role of Theodore “Ted” Logan on Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He described the entire situation as largely normal, except for the last step, which quickly degenerated into ridiculousness. “There was one extraordinary event where the final audition lasted seven hours,” he explained. “It was like a revolving door with partners. You just brought people together.”
Reeves went on to describe the marathon as only a celebrity could. He said: “It was kind of sexual. It was kind of like an orgy. Reminded me of Rome. There’s something weird about thinking of “Bill & Ted” this way because it’s incredibly likely that none of the characters even know what the term “orgy” means. Reeves himself would likely support this, describing his character as “very innocent and naive”.
It’s also interesting to think of a studio pushing the boundaries of sound logic by putting such undue care into the casting process for an objectively silly film. Considering the dedicated cult following that now surrounds “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (as chronicled by Games Radar), it’s hopeful the actors found the entire audition worth their time.