Ryan Phillippe Thought His ‘Cruel Intentions’ Role Would Make His Parents Disown Him

Ryan Phillippe is opening up about one of his most iconic roles – Sebastian Valmont in Cruel Intentions.
While speaking on the Barstool Sports “KFC Radio” podcast this week, the 46-year-old actor disclosed that he was worried how the role would sit with his parents and family, who are very religious.
“I thought my parents were going to disown me,” he described, and noted that they had not been on good terms before with a role he had played – gay teen Billy Douglas on One Life to Live.
Ryan adds, “I had grown up going to, like, Baptist school and 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. I mean this was 1992, and I was playing a gay teenager and I was in a Christian school. They ……

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