Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon divorced almost three years ago, but the actor has revealed that he still has unresolved emotions surrounding their split.
“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce,” he told Men’s Health in their May issue. “But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?”
The 35-year-old actor said that as he grows older, life has thrown more questions his way.
“I thought the more experience you had, the more certain you would be about life,” he said. “But I’m finding the opposite, man. I’m more in wonder and confusion than I was in my 20s.”
When Ryan is looking for inspiration about life, the actor said he looks to his “Flags of Our Fathers” director, Clint Eastwood.
“He’s in the latter part of his experience on the planet, and he’s still growing,” he said. “He’s open to new ideas and he’s changing the way he sees things … It’s something I want to encourage in myself: Don’t close off.”
In addition to starring in the upcoming big screen summer comedy, “MacGruber,” Ryan will show off his comedy chops this weekend when he hosts NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”