Dennis Quaid Gets Candid About Drugs, Divorce, And That Time He Had Sex In An Elevator In Quebec

No topic is off limits in a new interview with actor Dennis Quaid.

The “Great Balls Of Fire” star is opening up about, well, everything, in a conversation with the Sunday Times, that time he got a little frisky in an elevator in Quebec.

“It was a slow elevator,” he responds when asked as the most unusual place he’s ever had sex. “It was in Quebec. It must be the French influence. It was the elevator going to my own apartment, so it wasn’t like a public building.

“I knew the other floors were currently unoccupied and no one was coming in — but she didn’t.”

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The 64-year-old star, who has been divorced three times, tells the Times he got a surprising call when news of his split from Meg Ryan broke. After rumours of an affair between Ryan and her “Proof Of Life” co-star Russell Crowe put an end to their 10-year marriage, Quaid says then-president Bill Clinton called him up from an unlikely place.

“When it was announced that Meg and I were getting a divorce, he called me from Air Force One. He was over the Atlantic right after Palestinian talks had collapsed,” Quaid says of their 2000 phone call. “I don’t know how he found me but he did. He just wanted to let me know he was thinking of me,” he says, calling Clinton “the smartest guy I’d ever met.”

“I think what divorce does is, it takes away your identity,” he admits of his 2018 split from his wife of 14 years, property agent Kimberly Buffington. “It’s like death. Your identity is wrapped up in the relationship and if it’s not going to be there…who are you?”

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The actor also opens up about his drug use, which included doing two grams of cocaine a day at the height of his addiction in the 1980s.

“I liked it to go out. I missed it for quite a while. I was doing about two grams a day,” says the “Far From Heaven” star. “I was lucky. I had one of those white-light experiences where I saw myself being dead and losing everything I had worked for my whole life. So I put myself in rehab.”

The actor also decided to give up alcohol for ten years to focus on sobriety before he started drinking again.

“I started drinking again because alcohol was never my problem,” Quaid explains. “I never liked the feeling of being drunk. I would do coke and I would use alcohol to come down.”

 

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