Adam Sandler is offering his teen daughters sage advice as they continue to forge an acting career of their own.
“I tell them to make sure you feel good about what you do and how hard you worked, and you judge yourself,” he recently shared with PEOPLE during a gray carpet affair at LA’s Regency Village Theater this month. “Don’t let too many people try to get in your head. If you feel like you gave it your all, that’s all you can ask.”
Sandler’s daughters, Sadie (17) and Sunny (15), have been working alongside their father for decades. The girls appeared in dozens of his hits, including Bedtime Stories, Grownups, Hubie Halloween, and more. In total, Sadie has worked on 21 projects, with her first at only two years old. Sunny has starred in 22, and she also landed her first role at two.
Adam Sandler Hopes to Keep Working With His Daughters
Most recently, Sunny and Sadie voiced in their dad’s new animated Netflix film, Leo. Their mother, Jackie Sandler, also stars in the film. The musical film follows an elementary school class lizard and shares what life looks like from his perspective. Sandler lends his voice to the namesake character. Sunny plays a girl named Summer, and Sadie voices another named Jayda. Jackie appropriately plays Jayda’s mom.
“[It’s] always fun to be with my family,” he added. “It’s kind of what they are thinking about getting into and their passion, and so it’s good to learn with them.”
Adam Sandler, of course, gravitates toward comedies. And as he has guided his girls through the industry, those have been the opportunities they’ve been offered. However, the Billy Madison star doesn’t expect them to take up his path. He believes they will redirect as dramatic actors.
“[They] like the serious stuff,” he noted.
As of yet, the Sandlers don’t have any further family projects planned, but Adam isn’t ruling it out. He’s taking the chance to work with his girls as long as he can.
“You never know, but we had a great time at that bat mitzvah movie [You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah],” he continued. “And this one, we started doing this four years ago, and they grew up a little bit while doing this movie, so it’s been really nice.”
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