Posted on Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 2:40pm PDT By X17 Staff
Ryan Phillippe sat down with Elle.com to promote his latest role in ABC's miniseries Secrets and Lies, and not only did the actor reveal he suffers from depression, but he also divulged that he passed depression down to his and Reese Witherspoon's daughter Ava. Something tells us he's going to get an angry phone call from his Oscar winning ex in the near future!
"You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child. As you get older I think it decreases some, but I'm just innately kind of a sad person. I'm empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others. I see it in my daughter [Ava]. She has it, and I wish to hell she didn't. It's just, some people do have this pervading sort of sadness, or they're so analytical that they can kind of take the fun out of things because they think too much," he explained.
After he got finished exposing his teenage daughter's secrets, he went on to discuss how his sadness acts gives him a unique sense of humor. "I’m way funnier than people know me to be. And it's a dark humor, like a gallows humor. I think that's where, if you do carry any of that sadness or depression, your humor does tend to be a little darker than most people," he boasted.
Does he want to tell us about son Deacon hitting puberty while he's at it? Talk about foot in the mouth!