Ryan Phillipe Talks About Feminism, Cruel Intentions, Etc.



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 Cruel Intentions: "I had to come to New York to do some press, and Reese was coming in to do some press, too, so she brought the kids. There was this cool moment where we took the kids for a walk in Central Park, the same place where we shot Cruel Intentions, and we were like, 'This is where Mom and I did this scene,' and the kids were like, 'Really?!' ... They haven't seen the movie, obviously, but we were like, 'You know, this is where we worked shortly after Mom and I got together. We stood on the exact bridge where Reese and I had a scene. It was a sweet, cool thing."

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."



Full interview at the SOURCE.