Adam Sandler shared a heartwarming story about his late father when he was explaining why bad reviews don’t bother him anymore.
Considering he is worth just under half a billion dollars, I’m sure a few bad reviews don’t really bother him much.
During a interview with AARP he said:
“Sometimes [they do},”
“Mostly because I invite all these amazing people I care about to make movies with me, and I wish they didn’t have to read sh*t about whatever we’ve made”
“I always remember something my father said. He was a tough bastard. He went through ups and downs in his life, like not having work for a year or two and not telling us,”
“I recall one time that something didn’t go right for me. I bombed onstage or didn’t get an audition. I was upset and probably embarrassed. And he said, “Adam, you can’t always be happy. People aren’t always going to like you. You’re going to fail.” I said “But I just want to be happy, man. I don’t want all that other crap.” He said, “You won’t actually know you’re happy if you don’t feel that other stuff.”