Backstage with Gentry Thomas
Dennis Quaid on playing Ronald Reagan, reflecting on his marriage with Meg Ryan and proper protocol for prop guns
Dennis Quaid joined us on the Backstage Pass with Gentry Thomas to talk about his up coming music tour this Fall. Everyone has at least seen one of Dennis’ movies right? Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011).
These days the 67 year old Quaid just wants to play his music and share his story with people. He told us on the podcast that he and his new wife Laura Savoie just recently moved to Nashville to be in Music City, so that he can be even closer to the action of song making. For a full list of tour dates and to buy tickets click this link https://www.dennisquaidishere.com/ . Dennis will make stops in New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.
In this interview Dennis talks about his relationship with Meg Ryan and opens up about how he still feels about her 20 years after their divorce. On February 14, 1991, Quaid married actress Meg Ryan. Quaid and Ryan met during the shooting of their second film together, D.O.A. Quaid and Ryan have a son, Jack Henry Quaid (born April 24, 1992). The couple announced their separation on June 28, 2000, saying they had been separated six weeks by then. Their divorce was finalized on July 16, 2001. On this Podcast you can tell Dennis still cherishes many of those years while married to Ryan.
Gentry shared that he recently watched the 1989 Great Balls of Fire starring Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis. This film also had a role for a young Alec Baldwin playing evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. In this Podcast Dennis admits to having shot a prop gun just days ago for a new film. “Enough is enough, this can’t happen again. There is a protocol when it comes to the use of prop guns and obviously this was not followed” said Quaid during our interview. A woman has died and a man has been injured after actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a New Mexico film set for the 19th Century western Rust.
Finally Dennis shared with us that he has a new film coming out in 2022 titled Reagan. Reagan is an upcoming biographical historical drama film directed by Sean McNamara.
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