So the last time we talked about Dennis Quaid was back in August of ’11, and it was all because of that abomination, ‘Footloose’ 2.0. I’d actually gone and erased that one from the memory banks ’til I went and did my Dennis Quaid-Evil Beet homework, and now I’m a little put off by him (yeah, right, didn’t you read the title? Dennis Quaid is forever hot).
But anyway, Dennis went and did an interview with L.A. Confidential magazine, and in it, he talked about his coked-out past (here’s looking at you, Lindsay Lohan), his present, and his future as
On all that coke:
“That [the 80’s] was a pretty wild time. I was doing a lot of blow back them… It was starting to affect my work, actually. It was lack of sleep and just not being able to be as present as you need to be. I saw myself dead within five years. It [all happened] in one night, and the next day I was in rehab… Once I got that figured out, then I spent the ’90s just relearning life.”
On doing a role in ‘Vegas’:
“It just seemed like a really good fit – it’s cowboys versus gangsters basically. It was a huge decision. I’ve been looking for something to do in television for a couple of years now, because I feel what’s going on in television is what was going on in the movies in the ’70s. A lot of great writers have moved to television, and they’re doing some really good stuff.”
Last, on his future in Hollywood:
“There’s a lot of rejection in this business, even throughout what appears to be a successful career. I’m in a business where you get a job, and you work on it for however long, and they say, ‘Hey, fantastic! Nice working with you!’ And then you’re out of another job. You’re looking for another one, and, of course, over time they get somebody else to do [a certain] role because you’re too old for that. So you have to change and … go with the flow.”
Oh honey. The last thing I’d be worried about is getting too old for anything. See, as you age, I age, too, and I don’t think there’ll ever be a time in your life where I’m not all that attracted to your hot-ass face.