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Ryan Phillippe on if his kids saw him with Reese Witherspoon in ‘Cruel Intentions’


Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are in no rush for their children to see “Cruel Intentions”.

Witherspoon, 45, and Phillippe, 47, starred in the 1999 cult drama about the complicated romantic lives of three wealthy New York teenagers.


They appeared together in some racy scenes in the R-rated film, which is why they didn’t show the film to their children, Ava Phillippe, 22, and Deacon Phillippe, 17, when they were younger.

But now that their children are older?

“You know, I haven’t seen them again on that now that they’re both of legal age,” Phillippe recently told E! New. “I don’t know if that would be scary for them, you know? In a way, like I had to think about watching my parents do some of the things their parents do in this movie, that wouldn’t be the most notion. appetizing or the most appealing. “

He added that although he knows his children have seen clips of the film on social media, he does not know if they have sat down and watched the entire film.

“I think it would embarrass me a bit, you know, I still think it holds a lot, but it was really racy,” he said. “It really was an R-rated, heavy R-rated movie.”

Phillippe and Witherspoon were already a couple when they filmed “Cruel Intentions”. They married in 1999, the same year the movie was released, and divorced in 2008. Witherspoon married talent agent Jim Toth in 2011 and they had a son, Tennessee, in 2012.

Witherspoon has also previously spoken of her reluctance for her children to see her and their father in “Cruel Intentions.”

They “have no interest in seeing me in a movie,” she said on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in 2018. “Mostly seeing me and their dad, like having sex in a movie. He’s so weird. “