Famous actor Ryan Phillippe decided to talk about his battle with depression. The famous actor opened up during an interview with Elle. The Hollywood star claimed that he has struggled with depression since he was a child.
The actor went on to explain that this disease has turned out being a huge obstacle for him, since a very young age. “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,” the actor revealed. The actor also went on to claim that he is a sensitive person and prefers being so, than being a complete “moron with no feelings.”
Ryan Phillippe has actually been married to famous actress Reese Witherspoon. The two met for the first time on the set of famous movie Cruel Intentions. The former couple are parents to daughter Ava. Well, Ryan revealed now that he actually passed his mental illness to his daughter. So, Ava, who is only 15 years old, also suffers from depression.
“I’m empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others. I see it in my daughter [Ava]. She has it, and I wish to hell she didn’t. It’s just, some people do have this pervading sort of sadness, or they’re so analytical that they can kind of take the fun out of things because they think too much,” Ryan claimed.
Ryan Phillippe at least has a new project in his career, so the star will have something to focus on and forget about his health problems. The star has a new series that premiered on ABC. The actor plays the role of a family man, who finds the body of a young boy while jogging. The man cannot find his peace after that event, so he tries to solve the murder.
Before taking this acting project, Ryan has actually produced a documentary movie about genocide in West Papua. The project has been extremely successful, winning numerous awards.