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We all know Ryan Phillippe…whoÂ didn’tÂ have a crush on him after seeing him in Cruel Intentions…were he married and then divorced his co-star Reese Witherspoon. It started off great and like many Hollywood relationships left him in divorce, but with two beautiful children. He then started dating someone new and that ended badly too…maybe celebs shouldn’t date people in the sameÂ field.
Ryan open’s up to Men’s Health about…acting, his body and his divorce…
Immediately after joining the MacGruber crew in New Mexico, Phillippe knew he’d made the right decision. The set bore no resemblance to the serious, deliberate sets he’d been on before. He watched costars Will Forte and Kristin Wiig throw ideas (and themselves) around with abandon. He saw Forte rip his clothes off for the camera, without embarrassment. It seemed reckless, and yet it allowed them to thrive.
“I tend to internalize and analyze, but with them, there’s none of that. There was no edit, no judgment. It was just a really free atmosphere,” he says. “It made me feel like I shouldn’t be so serious or self-important. Why shouldn’t I have fun?”
On His Divorce,
“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce,” he says. “But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings? If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy. My aim is always to progress — to make better decisions and be a better father, a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again, a better friend, a better actor. My goals are to improve in all areas of life.”
On His Health,
Off the screen, Phillippe continues to fine-tune, and lately he’s spent a lot of time fine-tuning his body. It’s for a familiar reason: to avoid stagnation. “I like feeling strong,” he says. “I want to throw my kids up in the air and wrestle them. Working out has become about functionality. I want my head clearer, I want to relieve the stress, and I want to feel capable and strong.”
Photo from Men’s Health