Where is Meg Ryan Now? Let’s Talk About How the Actress Admittedly Felt “Isolated” During Her Fame!

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Meg Ryan was one of the “it girls” in the entertainment business from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. The girl from Fairfield, Connecticut, stood out because of her big smile and beautiful blue eyes. She also loved acting and was good at it. After getting a part on the soap opera As the World Turns, Meg went on to star in some of the most famous romantic comedies of all time, like When Harry Met Sally, Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, and You’ve Got Mail.

Even though Meg worked steadily for more than a decade, she slowly stopped taking on roles in the middle of the 2000s, and for a while, she didn’t act at all. Since then, many people have wondered what became of Meg over time. Here’s what we know about where the legend of romantic comedies is.

Why Did Meg Ryan Quit Being an Actress?

The IMDb says that between 1986 and 1998, Meg was in 22 movies. But after You’ve Got Mail with Tom Hanks did well, she became known more for her personal life than for her work.

In 2000, Meg’s marriage to Dennis Quaid got worse when she told InStyle that she had an affair with Russell Crowe, who she worked with on the movie Proof of Life. (Meg and Dennis divorced the following year.)

 

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Her career also took a little bit of a hit. After Proof of Life, which didn’t do well at the box office, the actress kept working, both in and out of the rom-com genre, but nothing was as big of a hit as her earlier movies.

After Serious Moonlight came out in 2009 and she appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm as herself, she seemed to go away for a few years. She came back in 2013 for a few TV shows and movies, but after working on the 2018 show Picture Paris, which was never made, she went away again.

Meg said in 2019 that she felt “isolated” in the acting business. “She told The New York Times, “I didn’t feel like I knew enough about myself or the world to show it as an actor, and I think Hollywood felt the same way.” I felt done when they felt done.”

Meg Ryan Has Started to Direct Movies, and in an Upcoming Romantic Comedy With David Duchovny, She Will Do Both.

Before leaving the public eye, the actress worked as a director on the 2015 drama Ithaca. Meg’s first time directing a movie was this one. It also gave her a chance to act with Jack Quaid, who is her and Dennis’s son. In the movie, Meg played Jack’s mother, and she also worked with Tom Hanks again.

Meg is still active on social media today, and she updates her Instagram page frequently. Some of the things the actress writes about on her blog are politics, her past roles, and her new projects.

Meg said on May 3, 2022, that she was going back to the world of romantic comedies for the movie What Happens Later. Meg wrote the movie, and she and David Duchovny are both in it.

The Hollywood Reporter says that What Happens Later is about “ex-lovers Willa (Meg) and Bill (David), who meet again for the first time since they broke up decades ago when they are both stuck at an airport overnight because of snow.”

 

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While they are there, they think about their lives and why they broke up. Soon, they are “reluctantly drawn together but forced to revisit their past, what could have been, and what could be again.”

The movie is based on Steven Dietz’s play Shooting Star, which has been called an “evolved and nostalgic take on the romantic comedy.” The movie is set to be shown in theaters for the first time sometime in 2023.

Meg seems to be single now that she and singer-songwriter John Mellencamp are no longer together. From 2010 to 2014, they were an item, and in 2017 they got back together. They said they were getting married in November 2018, but they officially broke up a year later.

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