Meg Ryan is making headlines this week after it was reported that she’ll have a role on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad. The actress won’t appear on the show, however, but will instead voice Sally, who will be played by Greta Gerwig. Ryan will portray Sally in the future.
Gerwig commented on the How I Met Your Mother finale recently–which angered many fans–and said she actually wanted a different outcome for the characters.
“I wanted [Ted and Robin] to [end up together]! I’m such a schmaltzy person. It’s like, yes, I know that Annie Hall is the best ending of all time when they don’t end up together. But really, in my heart of hearts … I love in When Harry Met Sally when they end up together. I’m a little too corny for the sadder version,” she said.
— Tierney McCulloch (@_TierneyJane) April 25, 2014
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER HAD THE WORSt FINALE EVER
— (@Chrispar_) April 25, 2014
How I met your mother finale just ripped my heart out, stomped on it, put it back in my chest then ripped it out again and shat on it.
— Frank Underwood (@LikeAbbasi) April 22, 2014
— E! Online (@eonline) April 3, 2014
Ryan is also set to star in and executive produce a show in development for NBC. The new series is being written by Marc Lawrence (Family Ties) and will see Ryan’s character–a single mother and former editor at a New York publishing house–return to her old job only to find that her former intern is now her boss.
Though Ryan has worked on several projects in recent years, she has kept her schedule open for the sake of her adopted daughter, Daisy. The duo were spotted out recently with Ryan’s beau, rocker John Mellencamp.
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