Jennifer Aniston revealed that her frequent co-star Adam Sandler does not approve of her romantic life.
The Friends star made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday to promote Murder Mystery 2, her new film with Sandler, and she revealed that the comedian can’t help but tease her over her taste in men. The two stars first met at Jerry’s Famous Deli on Ventura Boulevard when they were just 20 and 22 years old. And when asked if they’ve given each other advice over the years, she said, “If I get anything from him, it’s, ‘What are you doing?’ Usually based on someone I’m dating…[he says] ‘What are you doing? What’s wrong with you?’” After a brief interlude during which she and Fallon attempted to do their best Sandler impressions, the actor added that she “very much love[s] to take care of” the Billy Madison star when they work together. “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 explained. Aniston added that she keeps “a little arsenal of herbs in my trailer and I make him smoothies when I can and give him all sorts of Chinese herbs when he is exhausted. I’m like the mobile pharmacy. Yeah, I’m the set medic.”
The actor showed her support for Sandler in another way over the weekend, attending the Mark Twain Prize ceremony on Sunday night in Washington, D.C. where he was being honored for his achievements in comedy. She told Fallon of the experience, “It was more emotional than I expected because I hadn’t been to the Kennedy Center before. So that was my first time.” When the talk show host noted that Sandler even dressed up for the occasion, the actor joked, “He kind of looks like he’s just playing dress up. He kind of just seems very uncomfortable.” During the ceremony, Aniston and fellow longtime Sandler collaborator Drew Barrymore gave a little performance during which they shared all of the benevolent things the Big Daddy star has done for them over the years, which turned out to be exactly the same list of things. They joked that perhaps they don’t need Sandler after all. “We should do that movie that you and I have been talking about,” Aniston said, to which Barrymore replied, “You mean the one where we don’t need that goofy boyfriend?”
Sandler and Aniston’s latest project is the sequel to their 2019 Netflix original by the same name, catching up with their characters Nick and Audrey four years after the first film. According to the film’s synopsis, the duo are now “full-time detectives struggling to get their private-eye agency off the ground.” Aniston added during her interview with Fallon, “When you meet back up with us, we’re not doing that great. So we get invited to a wonderful wedding of someone wonderful, we say, ‘We need a break, we need a vacation.’ And that’s where our mistakes happen.”