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Here’s Why Meg Ryan is Not Getting Roles in Hollywood

By KK Angus, 26 June 2018


11Too choosy

It wasn’t clear if Meg had become too choosy with her projects or whether she was just not getting the kind of roles she is used to playing. She definitely deserves good scripts and yet Hollywood hasn’t exactly been kind to her especially post 2010. Almost all of her films seemed to be failing and she was never exactly a style icon or a social media star, and as a result she went almost completely missing.

Too choosy

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12Her missed opportunities

Meg did try her luck outside acting. She made her directorial debut in 2015 with the film Ithaca which got moderate reviews. “Once you do it, you get the bug… I like the behind-the-scenes thing. I really do. Acting for a while was really fun and it still is—but directing is something even more,” she said. After a four-year hiatus, she tried her luck with the web series Web Therapy and even did a voice-over for the How I Met Your Mother spin-off, but that project never took off.

Her missed opportunities

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13Her messy personal life


Her separation with actor Dennis Quaid made news for all the wrong reasons. Meg revealed that Dennis had been cheating on her for a long time. They divorced in 2001 after which Meg had a brief relationship with Russell Crowe. But her messy split with Dennis hardly helped Meg in any way. In fact, it took away attention from her career as people were only interested in her split.

Her messy personal life

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14What she said

“Dennis was not faithful to me for a very long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that after I was divorced… [But] I am not a victim. I was there. I was in that marriage for a really long time… The tabloid culture can’t tell a complicated story,” she revealed. Speaking of tabloid culture, Meg has consciously stayed away from the paparazzi, which might have given her peace but took a lot of her relevance away.

What she said

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15She is not Julia Roberts

Interestingly, Meg’s contemporaries like Sandra Bullock and Julia Roberts have held onto their fame. Sandra is still working and just had a hit with Ocean’s 8. Julia hardly needs films to stay in the limelight. But Meg was never that big of a star like Julia, and she is not consistently working like Sandra, who got a lot better as she grew older. But Meg wasn’t just choosy but also made some really bad career decisions.

She is not Julia Roberts

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