Meg Ryan graces the cover and pages of InStyle October issue to promote her new film – The Women. The issue hits newsstand on Friday, September 26, and The Women is in theaters now.
On her marriage: I felt like I was doing something really good for myself by leaving that marriage. But I was doing it in a gale-force headwind.
On Dennis Quaid: Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful. I found out more about that once I was divorced.
On co-star Russell Crowe: I think he took a big hit. But Russell didn’t break up the marriage. He was definitely there at the end, but it wasn’t his fault. I was a mess. I hurt him too at the end. I couldn’t be in another long relationship, it wasn’t the time for that. So I got out.
On being labeled: My time as a scarlet woman was really interesting. As painful as it was, it was also incredibly liberating. Now I was utterly free. I didn’t have to care about what people thought. I have gotten to do what I guess I secretly wanted to do. Be totally under the radar and live my life. I’ve been famous for a long time, and these years there’s been a great lull. So it has been me throwing a backpack on, traveling a lot—it’s been fantastic.