'You care about how I'm doing. If I'm enjoying my life. If I'm healthy. You do things to make my beard smell better,' said Sandler about Aniston.
Longtime friends and actors Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler have hilarious nicknames for each other. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight for the Netflix series film, "Murder Mystery 2," the duo shared their nicknames, "Anaburger" and "Sandalman." They revealed it when Aniston asked Sandler about the "best part of being my onscreen partner."
Sandler responded, "Well, you certainly have a way of making life fun on the set. You're caring," Sandler said. "You care about how I'm doing. If I'm enjoying my life. If I'm healthy. You do things to make my beard smell better," according to PEOPLE. "When we do kissing scenes, you wait to go into the other room to scream 'what the hell was that?'" Sandler joked. "And that's it, that's all I got for you, Anaburger." Aniston said, "Alright, Sandalman."
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After this, Sandler asked Aniston about the training she received for the fight and action scenes. "'Cause I remember you going bananas -- suspended in the air in a dress. Any fight scene fails during production?" She confidently said no and replied, "But somebody else had a fight scene fail." She was talking about Sandler, who got hit in the face by co-start Mark Strong. "Why did he hit me?" Sandler asked. "I don't know. He didn't mean to," Aniston said. "You were too close -- he felt terrible."
Despite having action scenes in the series, Aniston did not train for the film other than her usual workout regimen. "She's also looking pretty strong," Sandler mentioned. "You can't mess with Aniston's routine." The two have been friends for over 3 decades and joke about each other.
Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston at a Paris screening of Murder Mystery 2. pic.twitter.com/HtxtUkJmuc— cinemabang.com (@CinemabangCom) March 22, 2023
The co-stars appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on March 21 and Aniston shared that she loves to take care of him. "He's so concerned with taking care of everybody else, which he really does, and he doesn't take care of himself. I'm sorry to call you out on national television Adam, but you have to know this," she said. She added that she makes smoothies for him on the film sets. "And [Sandler's wife Jackie Sandler]'s like, 'Thanks, it lasted a minute,'" Aniston said jokingly. In the past, the duo has acted together in movies like "Just Go With It" and "Murder Mystery."
Sandler spoke about not doing his own stunts anytime after completing "Murder Mystery 2." He reportedly had to go through a hip replacement soon after the wrap of the film. “My god damn hip, I had to change that at the end of the movie,” Sandler told Marc Malkin from Variety. “I had been doing so many movies in a row. I did ’Spaceman’ and I was hanging in a harness all the time. I kept saying, ‘Something’s going on with my hip, man. I’m in trouble.’ And then during this and this other movie I did I was like, ‘Yeah, I definitely gotta x-ray that thing,’ and we were in trouble.”
Though the director of the film, "Murder Mystery 2," called Sandler's work "Tom Cruise kind of stuff," Sandler clarified that he is not looking for a part in the "Mission: Impossible" film. “Everything’s scary at 56 years old,” he said. “You never know what the hell you’re gonna get up from. I’m sluggy, man. My body hurts. Jennifer is in good shape. I didn’t think I needed to get in shape before the movie but then when we were shooting, I was like, ‘Man, I should have gotten in shape.’”