To make up for the horror of seeing Michael Lohans’ pointy nipples, I present to you ripped actor Ryan Phillippe on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Men’s Health magazine. In his coverstory interview, Ryan opens up about the sadness he still feels about his divorce from Reese Witherspoon and in his accompanying photospread, he shows off his sick bod. Here is our first look at Ryan’s Men’s Health coverphoto and some excerpts from his interview:
The marriage of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon may have ended nearly three years ago – but he admits to having unresolved emotions about the split. “I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce,” Phillippe, who also recently broke up with live-in girlfriend Abbie Cornish, says in the May issue of Men’s Health, on newsstands Tuesday. “But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?” Phillippe, 35, who has two children with Witherspoon, is also surprised by the self-discoveries he’s making as he ages. “I thought the most experience you had, the more certain you would be about life,” he says. “But I’m finding the opposite, man. I’m more in wonder and confusion than I was in my 20s.” For inspiration, Phillippe says he looks to Clint Eastwood, 79, who directed him in 2006’s Flags of Our Fathers. “He’s in the latter part of his experience on the planet, and he’s still growing,” Phillippe says. “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.” Judging by his role in the upcoming MacGruber, Phillippe appears to be taking that mission seriously. The actor exercises his comedic chops in the movie, which originated as a Saturday Night Live sketch as a spoof of the ’80s TV hit MacGyver. (Phillippe will appear on SNL April 17.) “I tend to internalize and analyze, but with them, there’s none of that,” Phillippe says of his MacGruber costars, Kristen Wiig and Will Forte. “There was no edit, no judgment. It was just a really free atmosphere.”
As we learned yesterday, Ryan will be hosting Saturday Night Live this coming weekend and I’m certain we will get a taste of his McGruber-ness in one of the skits. I’m still worried that the film will be a bomb (like most films made out of SNL skits) but I’d honestly see Ryan Phillippe in pretty much anything … tho, I’d prefer to see him in nothing at all ;) And speaking of his wearing nothing, check out a few photos from his Men’s Health photospread, after the jump …
MMMM … nice photos. These pics look kind of artsy for Men’s Health but, trust me, I’m not complaining. He looks great, yeah? The photos were snapped on the beaches here in SoCal and I think my fave is the second one (with the Santa Monica Pier in the background) … tho, it’s kinda hard to see anything but Ryan’s hot abs in the first photo. I’m really looking forward to watching him host SNL this Saturday. Here’s hoping for shirtlessness.