Ryan Phillippe went through a lot of emotional struggles of his on-screen characters and has felt like tortured at times.
The 'Cruel Intentions' actor, who plays a tormented man suspected of murder in the new ABC series 'Secrets and Lies', said in an interview with Elle.com that depression has been a huge obstacle for him ever since he was a child, and thought that would decrease with age but it actually didn't, People Magazine reported.
AdvertisementThe 40-year-old actor explained that he is empathetic, and take on the feelings of others and transpose himself into the position of others, and even admitted that if given choice then he would prefer to suffer through the sadness of others, rather than being a complete moron with no feelings.
After asked by multiple fans on social media about the reason behind the sadness, Phillippe replied back that the list includes more than acting, like his goals range from producing more films to launching a startup to 'helping liberate a small country' with 'Isolated', a documentary that he produced about the genocide in West Papua.
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