Never one to play the straight man, Adam Sandler sparks a hot summer romance with Kevin James, as firefighters who pretend to be in love in the comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, opening July 20. Now Sandler, 40, faces another kind of heat: your questions. Sitting down with PEOPLE’s Oliver Jones, the laugh master—whose daughter Sadie (with wife Jackie) turned 1 in May—talks about being a dad, his loyal bulldog Matzoball … and the male costar he wouldn’t mind smooching.
How has fatherhood changed your life?
It has been great. All your priorities change. I definitely work a lot less. I drive my friends crazy when I am like, “We got to get there! She is going to sleep!” My friends are like, “So what?” “You don’t understand, I got to see her.” Even when she is sleeping, I am like, let me make a noise and wake her up, just so I can hang with her a few more minutes. My wife hates that.
Will you and Drew Barrymore do any more movies together?
El Cajon, Calif.
We will figure out something someday, absolutely. I have a good time with Drew. I think Wedding Singer to 50 First Dates was about five years, so maybe around then we will do it again.
What was the best part about working with Kevin James?
Kevin James and I have similar interests. We both enjoy baseball and we both enjoy eating. One of us enjoys it more than the other. He is a good guy to hang with.
Why are all of the bad kids in your movies named O’Doyle?
Big Bear City, Calif.
It is funny; I don’t even know any O’Doyles. When we wrote Billy Madison, we came up with the idea of the O’Doyle family of kids that would pick on everyone. We kept that name, and on occasion we throw that in our movies. If there are any O’Doyles out there, I hope you are good people.
Who would you rather kiss: Kevin James or [Anger Management costar] Jack Nicholson?
Well, I guess Nicholson. I just think there is more history to those lips. Kevin’s lips are my age and haven’t seen enough.
How has Matzoball settled into your family?
Wichita Falls, Texas
I must say that Matzoball has been very sweet to my daughter, but initially she was a little heartbroken, wondering why all the attention wasn’t on her anymore. But they are sharing attention. Now that my daughter is crawling, she kind of crawls up on my dog and gives her a little rub. The dog steals my kid’s toys on occasion. That is her big move: She sees my daughter having fun with a toy; the next day we will find the toy beat up with mucus on it. We only find the squeaker if Matzoball burps.
You’re so funny, and so is your music. Any plans for more music?
I would love to do it [but] I don’t have any plans. A bunch of my friends now have little ones, so we were talking about doing a kids’ album, but none of us can figure out how not to curse. That is kind of a problem. Once we broaden our vocabulary, we will get that out.
Why are you so sexy?
God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.
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