Meg Ryan embraces the aging process without fear. In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, the 62-year-old actress expressed her wish for earlier reassurance not to fret too much about growing older. Reflecting on societal youth obsession, she conveyed her love for her current age, emphasizing that aging isn’t as daunting as it may seem. Ryan candidly remarked, “As an old person now, I love my age. I love where I’m at. Aging is not that terrifying. We’re all doing it. I wish someone had told me earlier, ‘Just relax. It is what it is. Don’t pay attention to the obstacles.’”
Despite recent speculations about Ryan’s appearance and potential plastic surgery, particularly upon her return to acting after an eight-year hiatus in “What Happens Later” alongside David Duchovny, the actress remains unfazed. Refusing to confirm or deny the rumors, she shared with Glamour, “I can’t pay attention to it. I just can’t. It’s not worth it. Of course, that would hurt someone’s feelings, but there are so many more interesting things to think about. Meanness and hatred are just so stupid.”
As she has aged, Ryan has prioritized self-care over the expectations of others, learning to speak her mind without excessive concern about how her words will be received. Reflecting on her journey, she commented, “There’s a time in your teens and 20s where you’re trying on personalities to figure out who you are, who to be. With age, you get to a place where you say what you mean without thinking about how it’s going to land. You just say what you want.”
The actress, known for her roles in iconic films like “When Harry Met Sally,” is also a proud mother to two adult children, Daisy (adopted) and Jack Quaid. Despite her divorce from ex-husband Dennis Quaid in 2001, Ryan has found joy in her children. Reflecting on her kids, she expressed, “My kids have always been a blast. They’re the best hang. They’re so alive in their curiosity and interest in the world.”
Daisy is currently relishing her first year in college, while Jack follows in his parents’ footsteps, pursuing a career in acting. Proudly acknowledging her son’s talent, Ryan shared a fond memory of watching him in a middle school production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” where she recognized his exceptional acting abilities.