Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk comedy, 'Parental Guidance'
December 21st, 2012
11:42 AM ET

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk comedy, 'Parental Guidance'

Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think the Academy Awards could use a good dose of comedy.

The “Parental Guidance” co-stars told CNN that the Oscars should institute a best comedy category.

“I mean, the Golden Globes has it,” Crystal said. “I 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 ‘All of Me.’ ”

“What about Eddie Murphy in ‘Nutty Professor?’ I mean, my God!” Midler added. “Who has ever done that? That as amazing!”

In their new comedy, “Parental Guidance,” which hits theaters on December 25, Crystal and Midler play a pair of old-school grandparents looking after their three 21st-century grandchildren.

“It's about the idea of old school grandparenting vs. new school parenting,” Crystal said. “How 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.”

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. billy and bette

    looks like our movie is going to be a hit after...thanks you some much everyone...

    Indian Hunk? Excellent acting!!!!

    December 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Open

    send over.

    December 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. billy and bette

    want to see all of it thanks.

    December 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bears, bubbles, blues

    great movie–open

    December 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hello to you too Proofreader

    how are you.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jujubeans

    Proofreader? Hello?

    December 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 3214

    bette and billy have been friends for years - saw some of the promos..they are hysterical playing husband and wife.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |

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