Wes Bentley went through his share of ups and downs in Hollywood, including struggles with drug addiction and unemployment.
But these days, the actor is a new man, and he attributes a lot of that to being a father.
“I didn’t know I was going to love being a dad so much,” Bentley, 37, told PEOPLE at the premiere of his new show American Horror Story: Hotel on Saturday in Los Angeles.
“Now it’s the only thing I want to be. I just want to be a great dad. Everything I’m doing, I’m trying to incorporate being a good dad.”
Bentley, who is married to producer Jacqui Swedberg, is the proud papa of daughter Brooklyn, 15 months, and son Charles, 4½, whom he credits for putting life into perspective.
“Anytime I lose my head or feel stressful, I remember I’m doing this for my kids and think about them,” explains Bentley. “It lightens my heart.”
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