Meg Ryan stays warm in navy trench coat and shares a smile while shopping in SoHo ahead of 61st birthday

Meg Ryan is set to make a big screen return with the self-directed 'What Happens Later' in 2023

Meg Ryan stays warm in navy trench coat and shares a smile while shopping in SoHo ahead of 61st birthday
Meg Ryan went for a no-make-up look for the autumn stroll (BACKGRID)
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SOHO, MANHATTAN: Actress Meg Ryan was seen in a navy trench coat and shared a smile while shopping during a cold windy day in Manhattan’s Soho area, three days ahead of her birthday. The 60-year-old was seen strolling through the neighborhood with a pair of round sunglasses donned over her eyes on Wednesday, November 16. She looked incredible as the wind made its way through her blonde locks. The actress will turn 61 on Saturday, November 19.

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The veteran actress went for a no-make-up look and kept her hands in her coat pockets. The mother of two wore a cozy outfit with neutral-colored stripes at the top of her coat which stretched down over her knees. She paired it with khaki-colored bottoms and black utilitarian work boots for the autumn outing. Ryan smiled brightly while carrying a big white shopping bag over one of her shoulders.

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The actress wore a cozy outfit with neutral-colored stripes at the top of her coat which stretched down over her knees (BACKGRID)
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Meg Ryan's next movie is 'What Happens Later' (BACKGRID)

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Ryan's return to the big screen was first announced in May with the soon-to-be-released film 'What Happens Later'. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the film is an adaptation of the play 'Shooting Star' by Steven Dietz. The media outlet also revealed that the actress and playwright Kirk Lynn were co-writing the screenplay.

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The directors describe the movie as "an evolved and nostalgic perspective on the romantic comedy." 'What Happens Later' centers on an ex-couple who reflect on their relationship history when stranded at an airport due to bad weather. Ryan will play the female lead, opposite David Duchovny.

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Ryan will be the female lead in her next film, opposite David Duchovny (BACKGRID)

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Ryan and David were recently spotted filming for the upcoming movie at Northwest Arkansas National Airport. The logline for the movie reads: “What if late one snowy night you came face to face with someone from your long ago? Someone who once held your secrets, because once, long ago, that person held your heart,”

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She was carrying a big white shopping bag over one of her shoulders (BACKGRID)

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The movie revolves around ex-lovers Willa (Ryan) and Bill (Duchovny) reuniting for the first time since their split decades earlier as they are stuck at an airport overnight due to snowfall. While Willa remains the wilful, independent spirit she was, Bill is reevaluating his life and his relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. They just want to get home, but as the night wears on, they find themselves drawn together unwillingly, and compelled to revisit their past, they find out their versions of it don't quite match, as per Variety.

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Ryan previously directed and acted in the 2015 film 'Ithaca', which also starred the late Sam Shephard and Alex Neustaedter. The actor recently turned her attention to television, appearing as Karen Sharpe in Lisa Kudrow's series 'Web Therapy'.

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