Adam Sandler Shares ‘Cool’ Way Kathy Bates Helped After Realizing ‘Critics Hated Him’

Adam Sandler has opened up about how Kathy Bates helped him after realizing “critics hated his films”.

Throughout his career, the actor’s choices were regularly ridiculed by reviewers, who had poorly described several of his releases.

films incl Little Nicki, adult, The ridiculous 6 and Sandy Wexler were panned by critics, and Sandler has admitted that such an admission came as a shock when he began writing and directing his own films in the mid-1990s.

“When BillyMadison came out, me and my friend who wrote it, we were just like, ‘Oh yeah, they’re going to write about it in New York!'” meeting reports the actor.

“We read the first one and were like, ‘Oh my god, what happened? They hate us.” And then we said, “It must have been that newspaper,” but then 90 percent of the newspapers say, “That’s rubbish.”

He also narrated a recent episode of the Happy sad confused Podcast Kathy Bates helped him years later with the 1998 comedy The Waterboy received a reception similar to that of the 1995 film.

“I remember Kathy Bates in waterboy, and I loved her and I loved everything she did. I remember telling her when someone addressed critics that I was like, ‘They probably won’t like it. You’re probably going to say bad things, maybe you’re not reading it.’ And she said, “Well, I like it, so that’s all that matters,” or something like that. She was cool.”

Reflecting on how he was dealing with the negative press, Sandler said, “When the critics started hating me, I just felt bad for my family and I just felt bad for the people who were really hard on the people films have worked. I mean I had so many great actors in the movies.

“When we finished filming, they said to me, ‘I think the critics are going to really like this film.’ And I’d say, ‘Oh no, they’re going to say bad things, and they’re probably going to say bad things about you being there.'”

Though many of Sandler’s films have been critical flops, he’s grown into one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors, and his nice demeanor has cemented his status as a respected figure in the industry.

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He has received favorable reviews for films such as Paul Thomas Anderson’s Beat drenched loveNoah Baumbachs The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Unpolished gems by the Safdie brothers and Netflix film Hurry.

HurryThe actor broke an impressive Rotten Tomatoes record with his release.

Sandler also recently explained why Brendan Fraser’s role in George from the junglemade him “feel bad” about himself. Adam Sandler Shares ‘Cool’ Way Kathy Bates Helped After Realizing ‘Critics Hated Him’


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