Ava Phillippe is a woman of many talents, so the world is her oyster. However, she learned that she can’t be good at everything at a young age. During a 2018 interview with W Magazine, Reese Witherspoon recalled telling Ava that she might be “bad at basketball” when she was in the third grade. “She thought that was mean,” she recollected. Hopefully, her admission that she sucked at the sport, too, soothed Ava’s feelings somewhat.
When Ava is good at something, her mom is her biggest cheerleader. She boasted about her musical talent during a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight. “She plays a lot of different instruments and has been to lots of different music training camps. She can write a song, she can play any song on the guitar or piano or ukulele,” Witherspoon said.
In 2015, she told David Letterman that Ava hadn’t expressed an interest in acting, but said that she was “very artistic,” per People. Her artistic side is on full display on her Instagram page, where fans can see her drawings, paintings, and photographs. She’s even painted an amazing “birthday portrait” of her mom. On a website featuring her work, Ava describes herself as “a freelance multimedia artist and influencer.” In 2013, Ryan Phillippe told E! that he wants his kids to “do something a little more meaningful or important” than acting, and he could get his wish if Ava chooses to pursue a career as an artist.