Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk comedy, ‘Parental Guidance’
December 21st, 2012
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think the Academy Awards could use a good dose of comedy.
The â€œParental Guidanceâ€ co-stars told CNN that the Oscars should institute a best comedy category.
â€œI mean, the Golden Globes has it,â€ Crystal said. â€œI just think it should be recognized more. There have been some amazing comedic performances that just don’t considered. I mean, I remember Steve Martin in â€˜All of Me.â€™ â€
In their new comedy, â€œParental Guidance,â€ which hits theaters on December 25, Crystal and Midler play a pair of old-school grandparents looking after their three 21st-century grandchildren.
â€œIt’s about the idea of old school grandparenting vs. new school parenting,â€ Crystal said. â€œHow does that work? After babysitting my two granddaughters over six days all alone. It was (my wife) Janice and I and the kids, and we were thinking this could really be fun.â€