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Josh Lucas: Co-Parenting Is ‘Amazingly Enjoyable’

06/04/2014 at 03:15 PM ET

Josh Lucas Co-Parenting Reel Summer Movie Moment Taylor Hill/Filmmagic

Breaking up is hard to do — except when you find a happy medium ground like Josh Lucas and Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, who split in January.

“We’re just basically now at a point where we’re co-parenting in a way that’s thoroughly and amazingly enjoyable,” the Sweet Home Alabama star, who has a son, Noah Rev, with Henriquez, tells PEOPLE.

The actor looks for the positive when it comes to his split, as in the divorce portrayed in his new NBC series, The Mysteries of Laura with Debra Messing, which premieres this fall.

“The challenge of The Mysteries of Laura is that we are presenting the divorce that they’re going through — which is actually quite painful and troubling — as comedic and funny as possible,” Lucas, 42, says. “It’s finding that inside of it all. For me and Jess, we worked really hard to find that — to find that friendship.”
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Josh Lucas: ‘Becoming a Father Has Changed Everything’

03/10/2014 at 06:00 PM ET

Josh Lucas SXSW Fatherhood Hal Horowitz/Invision/AP

For Josh Lucas, becoming a father to 20-month-old son Noah Rev has not only changed his personal life, but it is changing his career.

Lucas — whose movie The Mend premiered Sunday at SXSW — plays Mat, a guy who has fractured relationships with his family and friends, in a dark comedy directed by John Magary.

Though the role was “fun to play,” Lucas, 42, admits his character serves as a “personal warning” for his own life.

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