‘I didn’t go looking for someone younger’: Dennis Quaid on his new love and new roles

The Hollywood star on his much-discussed engagement to a PhD student, why TV is now more interesting than film – and how he hopes to see the end of casting-couch cultureDennis Quaid is tired of talking about the cocaine addiction that landed him in rehab in 1990 and stunted his Hollywood career after a promising start in 80s films The Right Stuff, The Big Easy and Great Balls of Fire.

“It always winds up being the centrepiece of an article,” sighs the 65-year-old actor.

“It’s not even the centrepiece of my life any more.”Quaid’s recent engagement to 26-year-old PhD student Laura Savoie should put paid to that.

It has been a while since The Parent Trap star commanded quite so many column inches.

Not to mention multiple memes and a heated debate around age-gaps in relationships.

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