Adam Sandler has revealed that his children aren’t especially keen on his movies.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor-comedian was asked if he ever screens his films for his two daughters, who are eight and 10 years old respectively.
He replied: “They beg to see them. They’re like, ‘Please, it’s not fair! Let me watch your movies. Those people always yell things at you on the street. I don’t know what the heck they’re talking about’.”
However, Sandler admitted that films like Grown Ups and Jack And Jill don’t hold his daughters’ attention. “I’d say about 20 minutes in I see them tuning out, and then I hear them,” he added. “They’re nervous to say it, but [they’re] like, ‘Can we watch something else?’”
In 2014, Sandler signed a four-movie deal with Netflix. His first film for Netflix, comedy western The Ridiculous 6, premiered in December 2015 to universally terrible reviews and holds a 0% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sandler’s second Netflix picture, The Do-Over, followed in May 2016 and holds a slightly better Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 5%.
In July 2016, Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos defended the Sandler deal, saying: “The thing that is most global on Netflix is Adam Sandler.”
His next Netflix film, Sandy Wexler, launches later this month.