And also is mistaken for his daughter’s brother on occasion. That must be fun and awkward for everyone involved.
“My daughter hates it,” Phillippe told the magazine of his 15-year-old daughter Ava with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon. “Because sometimes people have thought I’m her brother, and she’s freaked out by that.” (The Secrets and Lies actor also shares Deacon, 11, with Witherspoon.)
Still, there is one thing that has the dad counting his gray hairs: the upcoming remake of I Know What You Did Last Summer, the 1997 iconic flick that launched Phillippe’s career.
“I’m excited about it,” he said. “It just makes me feel old.”
Two years after shooting the slasher film, the actor worked on Cruel Intentions with Witherspoon and admits it aged him, even if it may not look that way.
“That was sort of the end of my innocence,” he says of being dubbed a sex symbol after both films were released. “That was like the end of my youth, because I went straight into marriage and kids.” (The couple wed in 1999 and finalized their divorced in 2007.)
My main takeaway here is that they’re remaking I Know What You Did Last Summer. WHY? Why mess with perfection, y’all?! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.