Adam Sandler talks about aging



CNN

After three decades of entertaining audiences, Adam Sandler still looks juvenile.

But now, at the age of 56, the actor and comedian says that he has begun to reflect on his life and career.

“I like my age, and it’s fun to act my age,” Sandler says in the latest issue of AARP magazine. “It’s liberating. I don’t have to be true to how I look and what I think and what I do in life. I am constantly committed to my projects, even though I don’t have the same discipline to keep my body in shape. There is no film where I have maintained the same weight in a three-month shoot. I was worried about that. Now I’m fine.”

Sandler rose to fame on “Saturday Night Live” in the ’90s and has starred in numerous comedy classics such as “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates.” Looking back on her career, especially her time on “SNL” from 1990 to 1995, she says she has a greater self-awareness and a new appreciation for her colleagues.

“I’m calmer than before. I was going nuts,” Sandler says in the release. “I had a quick shot, quick reactions. I made a lot of silly mistakes and said a lot of stupid things. Looking at relationships, I could be an a**. I was selfish. I was competitive with other comedians. My dad would say, ‘That guy’s funny,’ and I’d say, ‘Hey, I’m funny, blah, blah,’ and he’d be like, ‘Why can’t you both be funny?’ Because I was hungry, I didn’t always see clearly.’

Moreover, “I am also better in appreciation. I appreciate other people’s talent now rather than competing with it, in every field, every sport, every part of the show. A lot of young comedians, a lot of new ‘SNL’ actors, are laughing at me now”.

Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have achieved considerable success over the years. Now he says he wants to enjoy the ride.

“I want people to continue to enjoy what I do,” he says. “I hope you’ve had fun with my films, with what we’ve given them and, whether you like it or not, I’m grateful that I did my best… I’m surprised that people have trusted me. as long as I’ve been in this business and they’ve given me shot after shot. Because it would be bad to do something else.”