You don’t hear too much about Ryan Phillippe these days, and probably for a reason – after all, he hasn’t made many good movies, has he? I mean, at least he’s still making movies, sorta? In a new interview with Elle, Ryan opens up about being probably the biggest feminist EVER (yes, that’s sarcasm), all the stuff he’s up to and his battles with depression.
On Feminism: “I’m very feminist, man. I was raised by four women, my dad worked the 4 P.M. to midnight shift, so I was basically raised by four women. I’m so pro, pro female. There were some people laughing at Patricia Arquette’s statement at the Oscars, but, in the state of California, women make 83 cents on the dollar compared to the man’s full dollar. I mean over time, and over bodies, that adds up! It’s not equal!”
On Depression: “You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I’m just innately kind of a sad person. I’m empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others. … There’s great value to it, but it can also ruin your fucking life. But, that being said, if it was a choice between being this way or being completely ignorant I’d prefer to suffer through the sadness than to be a complete moron with no feelings.”
On Doing Stuff: “I’m still acting… I produced a documentary… I’m really involved in helping to liberate a small country… And then I was writing and directing my first independent film; I’m directing my second this spring. I’m raising kids, as a single father, and I’ve got this startup. I get comments all the time on social media like, ‘What ever happened to him?’ or ‘Where have you been?’ Like, I’m doing stuff! It may not be stuff that you see, but I’m doing stuff.”
Well, that clears that up. He still looks pretty good, though, doesn’t he? If you’re into that sorta thing.