Romance with Russell Crowe ruined Meg Ryan’s imageAugust 6th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Meg Ryan says she was so upset by the way Americans turned on her during her romance with Russell Crowe that she took a break from Hollywood to recover. The Ryan-Crowe romance took off on the sets of the 2000 movie “Proof of Life”. Ryan had long been considered America’s sweetheart until the break-up of her marriage to Dennis Quaid and her fling with Crowe turned her into public enemy number one and she struggled to cope with the backlash.
Contactmusic.com quoted her as saying: “It’s a very big surprise in life when you learn that not everyone is rooting for you. It’s a very scary thing when you figure that out.
“I never imagined that worrying about what other people think of me would be a big part of my day. But, when you get that much negativity thrown at you, you go, ‘Whew, I’ve got to cope with that’. Nothing I heard in the press resembled the truth. What an insight for me.
“I took time off. I wanted to get simple and quiet. I wanted to laugh. I wanted to travel.”
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