Taraji P. Henson is desperate to work on a comedy movie with Adam Sandler.The actress, 49, opened up about the comedians she wants to star alongside on the big screen, and shared that The Wedding Singer star is right at the top. “He, for a long, long…
Taraji P. Henson is desperate to work on a comedy movie with Adam Sandler.
The actress, 49, opened up about the comedians she wants to star alongside on the big screen, and shared that The Wedding Singer star is right at the top.
“He, for a long, long time, was my huge crush. He did something, it was his humour,” Taraji told U.S. entertainment show Extra TV. “I was just enamoured by his humour… Wish I could work with him.”
And she also confessed that the way to her heart is via her funny bone, as she revealed she has a crush on The Hangover star Ed Helms, who she stars alongside in the new Netflix comedy, Coffee & Kareem.
“It’s his humour. Any man who can make me laugh has my heart,” she quipped.
In the comedy, Taraji plays Vanessa Manning, whose foul-mouthed son Kareem Manning, portrayed by 12-year-old actor Terrence Little Gardenhigh, tries to scare her inept cop boyfriend James Coffee, played by Helms.
However, the plan backfires, and the unlikely duo go up against Detroit’s most dangerous drug dealers after they uncover a criminal conspiracy.
And she had to reassure young Terrence while filming the buddy cop movie, as he was concerned about his bad character’s language.
“He is a consummate professional. That kid doesn’t even talk like that. He kept apologising. I was like, ‘Baby, you are a professional actor right now, this is just a character. Nobody is going to hold this against you,’” she laughed.
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Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career. Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Weddi…
Adam Sandler loves every movie he’s ever made and doesn’t believe he’s had any “downs” during his acting career.
Since he made his feature film debut in Going Overboard in 1989, the 53-year-old has starred in movies such as Punch-Drunk Love, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), which were positively received, but he has also appeared in many more which have been critically panned, such as The Ridiculous 6, Grown Ups 2, and Jack and Jill, which have all received less than 10 per cent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
However, when asked about the ups and downs of his career in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, he insisted that he’s proud of all his projects.
“Man, I don’t know what the downs have been. I mean, maybe in some people, when they write about me, they talk about my downs. But I don’t have any downs. I love every movie I’ve made. I’ve never in my entire career phoned one thing in,” he replied.
With some of his movies attracting cruel remarks from trolls and critics alike, Adam admitted he’s become used to the criticism.
“That stuff doesn’t hurt me anymore. I think it hurt me 20 years ago,” the actor mused. “It got me 20 years ago. I was – kinda shell-shocked like, ‘What happened? They say I suck? I thought I was good at this.'”
Adam’s latest film, Uncut Gems, is currently the highest-rated film of his career, with a 96 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes following a film festival circuit. He has also been receiving praise for his gritty, dramatic role, having recently won the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review, and is also nominated for his acting for the Independent Spirit Awards and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
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