It’s not like Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis haven’t had their fair share of scandal over the years. But as with any celebrity, it’s sometimes hard to tell fact from fiction with these two.
Phillippe and his Oscar-nominated co-star Lewis join forces in a head-spinning mystery, the much anticipated Secrets and Lies (Sunday March 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO), replete with twists and turns inviting us to try to solve a murder where our hero (played by Phillippe) is also the crime’s main suspect.
Before you get too wrapped up in the mystery, let us warm you up with some secrets, some lies, and some things you may not have known about Phillippe and Lewis but probably should.
Secrets and lies about Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis
Ryan Phillippe's first name isn't even RyanWhile we're busy being mesmerized by Ryan's on-screen skills, here's a little-known fact that most don't realize: even his name is shrouded in secrecy. He was actually born Matthew Ryan Phillippe, and chose to run with his middle name.Getty Images
Juliette Lewis dropped out of high schoolThe journey to success isn't always smooth, and Lewis had quite the detour after saying buh-bye to high school at the age of 15. But just three years later, she got her breakout role when Martin Scorsese tapped her for Cape Fear, which earned her an Oscar nomination.Getty Images
Ryan & Demi forever?Ryan has been linked to many famous women over the years, and while we may never know the true list of ladies he's wooed, singer Demi Lovato was once linked to the leading man back in 2011. She insists that despite buzzy gossip, the two were never an item.Getty Images
Juliette Lewis is a rock starIn case you forgot, the scene-stealing, award-winning actress and the fearless lead singer of Juliette and the Licks are the same person! The band's debut album was released in 2004, followed up with two more efforts before Juliette's solo release in 2009.Getty Images
Ryan Phillppe can kick buttIf you've seen Phillippe sans shirt, you have a pretty good idea that the man's got a hard-built body (and yes, it's often in his job description to show it off). But a little-known secret? He also knows how to use it. The actor has been studying Tae Kwon Do since the age of eight.Getty Images
Juliette owns her sexualityRumors that Lewis may be bisexual have swirled around the actress for years, but being tough-as-nails from screen to stage doesn't define who she loves. She's straight and supportive of all forms of love—as she told AfterEllen, "You call it sexuality, I call it mojo!"Getty Images
Ryan + Rihanna?Another rumor of a famous young woman that was linked to Phillippe may have more truth to it. While Demi clearly squashed the rumors, it seems more likely that Ryan and RiRi made a temporary connection, and then called it quits.Getty Images
Juliette opens up (slightly) about Brad PittThe actress' history with Brad Pitt—they dated for four years when she was 16—is all but a secret, but she finally seems ready to reveal a few details. "It was a wonderful, loving relationship with a fun, smart guy," she said last September of the oft-forgotten pair.Getty Images
Ryan isn't a fan of his own moviesThis isn't a secret anymore after Ryan put his own filmography on blast last October when discussing his film credits. “I've made 30-plus films over 20 years," he told the L.A. Times. “And in my opinion, five of them are good."Getty Images
Meryl Streep helped fuel Juliette's comebackWhile Lewis had been away from the screen for quite some time, she revealed that working on 2012's August: Osage County with Meryl Streep helped give her guidance. "It was like... so that's how it's done!" she said to the L.A. Times. "That's how you thrive in this field with grace, intelligence and integrity."Getty Images
Ryan, Reese and the kids are alrightIt's not hard to find dirt on Ryan's marriage to Reese Witherspoon, but what's less covered is the fact that they're actually doing okay as co-parents. "I'm proud of the way we've handled it and who our little people are," he tells HuffPost Live.Getty Images
Juliette Lewis says she's all realAnyone in Hollywood can be pressured to look their best, but despite rumours, Juliette Lewis has never gotten plastic surgery. Why? “I want girls to start thinking about what they have to say, what do they have to contribute to their families, to other people, to society," she explained.Getty Images
Secrets and Lies premieres Sunday March 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO.