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Meg Ryan's Son Jack Quaid Cried When He Saw Mom's Iconic Scene in 'When Harry Met Sally'

Pedro Marrero
Jul 27, 2019
09:00 P.M.
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Famous for his debut role as Marvel in “The Hunger Games,” he is also the son of two stars. But as much as he admires his mother, there was one scene of hers that he never had the courage to watch until recently.


27-year-old actor Jack Quaid is a rising star that has Hollywood royalty in his genes, being the product of the 10-year marriage of actress Meg Ryan and actor Dennis Quaid. He recently addressed a difficult issue on national TV.

On July 25, Jack visited the set of the “Today Show,” and he talked about how being the son of 57-year-old Ryan, known as the “Queen of the Romantic Comedy,” helped him prepare himself for his first try at the genre for “Plus One.”



While his mother, who has appeared in several successful Rom-Com films over her decades' long career, is certainly a reference for Jack, he had avoided watching her most famous scene for most of his life.

"When your mom has one of the most famous orgasm scenes of all time, you tend to avoid that movie as a child," the actor admitted. "You know that very specific problem that we all have," he jokingly added.

In case you are one of the few people out there who hasn’t seen of heard of the iconic scene from “When Harry Met Sally,” it is the one on which Sally (Ryan) fakes a loud orgasm in the middle of a diner to prove a point to Harry (Billy Crystal).



Understandably, Jack had kept himself from watching his mother in the scene in question, but since the 1989 film is an undisputable Rom-Com classic, he had to face his fears for art’s sake.

It turns out that after staying away from that scene for so long, he had the most warming and unexpected reaction. "So I watched it for research for the movie and as soon as I saw it, I was tearing up," he said.

Jack is making noise with his latest TV role on Amazon’s “The Boys,” an atypical superhero series co-produced by comedian Seth Rogen. The show has just premiered and it is already the talk of the town, recently securing a follow-up season.


"Because I'm so proud of her. And I called her up and told her. ... She is amazing in it," Jack shared.

Jack also addressed his mother’s famous scene on the July 24 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” when the show host reminded him that “When Harry Met Sally” arrived at its 30th anniversary this year.


Jack revealed that when he apologized to his mother for not having seen her in her most famous role, Ryan told him that she had watched the film once.

“I’m like, you’ve seen that movie one time? If I was in that movie it would an hour and a half gif constantly running,” he said as a way to stress out how much he liked the film.



Jack is making noise with his latest TV role on Amazon’s “The Boys,” an atypical superhero series co-produced by comedian Seth Rogen. The show has just premiered and it is already the talk of the town, recently securing a follow-up season.

“[The series is] set in a world where superheroes are real and super famous and we love them and they have their own movie deals and Instagram pages, but behind the scenes, some of them are super ego-driven, some are full-on psychopaths,” Jack described the show.

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