Meg Ryan Dismisses Speculation About Her Changing Face: 'I Love My Age'
By Antoinette Bueno
Meg Ryan is totally over all the hubbub on her evolving looks.
The 54-year-old actress opens up to Porter magazine on aging, and says there are "more important conversations" than how a woman looks as she ages.
"I love my age," Ryan stresses. "I love my life right now. I love what I know about. I love the person I've become, the one I've evolved into. In my life I've been scrappy as hell, but I feel easy with things now. I think that comes with age."
"We get stuck in these conversations about looks and hair color and our roots," she adds. "It's interesting and funny for five minutes, but it's not that interesting."
And she doesn't let the haters get her down.
“I don’t pay a lot of attention frankly," she says about what's written about her. "There’s a lot of hatred in the world today, it’s so easy to judge. Imagine being a hater, how stupid! My women friends are not sitting around talking about… well, sometimes there are conversations like that, but the people I value talk about kids growing up, what kind of world they are going into, what we are eating, what we are breathing.”
The notoriously private Ryan also opens up about her ex, musician John Mellencamp, who she's still on good terms with. Ryan chose Mellencamp to write music for her 2015 film Ithaca -- which she both directed and starred in -- even after the two reportedly split last August after three years together. After reconciling last October, the two broke it off for good a few months later, according to reports.
"He's world class," she gushes about 64-year-old Mellencamp, who's now dating supermodel Christie Brinkley. "There's not one speck of music that's not his. He's got some kind of magic touch.”
Ryan says she's on a "break" when it comes to dating again.
"I'm with my life right now in a way that I adore, with my kids and my world," she says.
However, she leaves the door open for her next "unexpected" choice.
“They [men] have all been [unexpected]… Don't you think every one of them has been unexpected?" she asks about her famous exes, which include Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe. "Ha! I tell you what, it will be unexpected whatever it is!"
To see the full interview with Ryan, pick up the latest issue of Porter, on sale Friday. For a digital edition, click here.