Ryan Phillippe Says Parents Shunned Him Over Gay Role
Cruel Intentions / 1999
Ryan Phillippe sat down with Barstool Sports’ KFC Radio podcast this week and revealed some details about his earlier roles. Phillippe said his religious parents shunned him for playing a gay teen on One Life To Live.
Said Phillippe: “I thought my parents were going to disown me [for deciding to do Cruel Intentions]. I had grown up going to, like, Baptist school and Christian school. My first role ever coming out of the Christian school when I was a senior in high school, I played the first gay character on a soap opera — first gay teenager ever — and so I was shunned at that point. So they were already out of the picture. I mean this was 1992, and I was playing
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