Dennis Quaid has "never been happier" in life.

The 70-year-old actor - who tied the knot with Laura Savoie in 2020 but has twins Zoe and Thomas, 16, with ex-wife Kimberly Buffington as well as Jack, 31, with fellow Hollywood star Meg Ryan - doesn't get "emotionally worked up" about things these days because he has been through it all before and has found that life gets "easier" with age.

He told Us Weekly: "Life really gets easier as you get by. You enjoy it more because you’ve been through things before and so you don’t get so emotionally worked up about it and you could say, ‘Well, this is coming and it’s going to pass.’ Then the good times are just great. I really appreciate every day. I’ve never been happier to tell you the truth."

The 'Parent Trap' actor is now starring in 'The Long Game' - which tells the true story of the San Felipe Mustangs, a group of Mexican-American youths located in Del Rio, Texas who face prejudice - and explained that the key to managing tough roles is to "never take work" home with him, a tip he learned during a trip to rehab some years ago.

He said: "Can’t bring it home. Cocaine school taught me that. So you’ve got to let go of stuff."

Dennis reflected on his role as the troubled music pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis - who died in 2022 at the age of 87 - in the 1989 biopic 'Great Balls of Fire' and remembered learning the piano specifically for the part.

He said: "I had a year to prepare for this role and so I sat at the piano for 12 hours a day for a year, which is easy if you’re on cocaine. The piano is something else. And he is, he’s one of the greatest piano players ever, ever. It’s so athletic the way he plays. And what a guy