Could Meg Ryan Re-Launch Career With 'How I Met Your Mother' Spin-off?

Meg Ryan could be headed for a career revival with her latest gig – narrating theHow I Met Your Mother spinoff,How I Met Your Dad.It’s been a while since theYou’ve Got Mail star has worked on a high-profile project, but her recently announced role as “Future Sally“ might give her the needed career boost. According to TV Guide, Ryan has been tasked with voicing the future version of Greta Gerwig’s character on How I Met Your Mother, corresponding to Bob Saget’s Future Ted – the older version of Josh Radnor’s character.

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Could this signal the revival of Meg Ryan's career?

According to previous announcement, How I Met Your Dad will correspond with the story of the original, but told from the perspective of the mother. It will mostly be a separate story, crossing over into How I Met Your Mother territory at key points. The pilot, which has yet to receive a series order, follows Sally's search for the father of her children. Like Saget, Ryan’s character will never be seen on screen.

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Ryan made her name as a 90s rom-com darling.

Ryan made her name in Hollywood during the wave of rom-coms that flooded Hollywood in the 90s. She first came to prominence with 1989’s When Harry Met Sally  and then went on to star in such crowd favorites as  Sleepless in SeattleIn the Cut, and had a recurring role on Showtime’s Web TherapyHow I Met Your Dad is her first major prime-time TV series regular role.  The spinoff is yet to receive a series order from CBS.

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Ryan will play the Sally to Bob Saget's Future Ted.


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