Monday, April 11, 2011

Dennis Quaid Talks About His Coke Habit


You would think that an interview with Dennis Quaid would talk about Meg Ryan and that breakup or perhaps his brother and the star whackers. Nope. Instead, Newsweek talked to Dennis Quaid and got him to open up about all his coke use from the past. Judging from the timeline in the article it sounds like Dennis was pretty much a coke head for the better part of two decades.

"My greatest mistake was being addicted to cocaine. I started after I left college and came to Los Angeles in 1974. It was very casual at first. That’s what people were doing when they were at parties. Cocaine was even in the budgets of movies, thinly disguised. It was petty cash, you know? It was supplied, basically, on movie sets because everyone was doing it. People would make deals. Instead of having a cocktail, you’d have a line."

He pretty much admits to being a big a-hole for that entire time and I can't remember off hand when he got married to Meg Ryan but it sounds like he got clean about the time they got together or shortly thereafter. I am trying to imagine Meg Ryan with her head bent over doing lines of coke and can't see it, although she must have known Dennis did.

16 comments:

bluebonnetmom said...

Dennis has never commented about Randy at all. I find that very interesting. Even the Sheen's talk about crazy Charlie. As for Dennis being an asshole, I can see it.

Rose said...

He just commented on Randy somewhere saying he missed his brother very much and that was all he would say. Maybe on HP there is a link. Can't remember where I was checking.

Rose said...

Here it is:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/11/dennis-quaid-on-troubled-_n_847352.html

Sorry I don't know the link tag.

looserdude said...

I wouldn't talk about my brother if he were having personal problems. I wouldn't talk about my ex-wife either. He might be a jerk, I don't know, but I certainly don't fault him for not talking about his family. Are you listening, MiLo?

Sunnyhorse said...

From what I've read, Meg demanded that Quaid get clean before she married him.

KLM said...

@looserdude - agreed...

I actually think the article was sort of refreshing and sort of changed my opinion about him.

Anonymous said...

it's always tacky to talk about someone else's personal probs to the MEDIA. always.

Anonymous said...

Where is the radio show?

Lori said...

@karrots: let it go, man! just let it go...

Anonymous said...

I don't see why asking for an explanation is to much? He had no problem keeping us updated before the first show, I don't see why now would be any different..

RocketQueen said...

Agree, Klondyke.

That being said, he sure has aged well for someone who did coke for 2 decades!

Reese said...

Totally agree, RocketQueen; the man looks very good!

Himmmm said...

While you cannot picture Meg blowing rails off a Hilfiger model's abs? I suppose it doesn't mean it never happened. I think Meg's issues go way deeper than drugs or drink. As in ORGANIC mental issues maybe. I do not know her, but I met her mom during shooting of the Doors. Wow. Very unique person.

I think it'll be interesting to see - 20 years from now - all the tell-all books and memoirs about actors who are doing shit TODAY whom you'd never suspect. There's more shit happening today than any time since Studio 54 days. So it'll be shocking in the future to learn which A-list "America's Sweetheart" is hosting drug-fueled orgies today. Or the Nick tweener girl (now legal) who found sudden fame by submitting to a perverted criminal gross twisted child-molesting TV producer. Or the TV and movie actress who could top them all in her hedonistic lifestyle (brought about by her own disgusting stage momager to boot!).
Strange days indeed...

linnea said...

Looserdude, you are totally right. It is classier.

Audrey said...

He has a wonderful smile and an insane sense of humor--which I discovered while watching him on Ellen. I'm glad he didn't spend the interview talking about his ex wife.

kympossible said...

What's the update on the radio show? Didn't people give money for that? What did ENTY say about it?

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