Adam Sandler on Why He Worked Again with David Spade in The Do-Over
Adam Sandler gets to be the cool and mysterious character this time in “The Do-Over,” a man who may or may not be an FBI agent who’s good with a gun and surrounded by people who love him or hate him. Mostly, though, he has a soft spot for his old high-school friend, played by David Spade, whose humdrum life has him in a funk.
“You don’t know what to expect with my character,” Sandler told Made in Hollywood at Monday night’s premiere in Los Angeles. “He’s on a mission, he’s got a reason to be on a mission, and he’s trying to get his buddy back to living life again.”
And so Sandler pulls off a major stunt, faking their deaths so they can have another shot at their lives, only to see their do-overs undone by forces both violent and extremely silly. This is, after all, an Adam Sandler movie, the latest in his deal with Netflix, which began with the release of “The Ridiculous 6.” “The Do-Over” streams starting May 27 and marks the umpteenth collaboration between Sandler and Spade.
“I like Spade,” deadpans Sandler. “He really had nothing going on with his life. I figured that would be good to help him out. Gave him the gig. He didn’t let me down. He was funny as hell in it.”