PARIS, France — Jennifer Aniston mentioned she needs we may chuckle extra at ourselves, fairly than having to police each phrase in comedies.
“Comedy has advanced, films have advanced,” the “Associates” star, 54, informed AFP in Paris, the place her new movie “Homicide Thriller 2” with Adam Sandler, is about.
“Now it’s slightly tough as a result of you need to be very cautious, which makes it actually exhausting for comedians, as a result of the fantastic thing about comedy is that we make enjoyable of ourselves, make enjoyable of life,” she mentioned.
Up to now, “you can joke a couple of bigot and have fun — that was hysterical. And it was about educating folks on how ridiculous folks have been,” she mentioned. “And now we’re not allowed to do this.”
Aniston mentioned the tradition had modified dramatically for the reason that days of “Associates” within the Nineteen Nineties.
“There’s a complete era of individuals, children, who at the moment are going again to episodes of ‘Associates’ and discover them offensive.
“There have been issues that have been by no means intentional and others… properly, we must always have thought it by — however I don’t suppose there was a sensitivity like there’s now.”
These points are maybe the rationale why Hollywood is popping out far fewer comedies lately, which Aniston mentioned was a tragedy.
“Everyone wants humorous! The world wants humor! We will’t take ourselves too severely. Particularly in the US. Everybody is way too divided,” she mentioned.
For co-star Sandler, the opposite large change has been the budgets, with comedies now anticipated to look pretty much as good as costly blockbusters and dramas.
“ what else has modified about comedies? The look,” Sandler joked, pointing to his garments.
“Bear in mind after we used to make comedies? They’d provide you with a finances, not an excessive amount of cash, and say: ‘Do no matter you may with that.’
“And now they need us to look fairly superior. We work more durable on that,” he mentioned with fun.
“Homicide Thriller 2” follows the hit Netflix movie from 2019 wherein Sandler’s detective and his spouse develop into embroiled in a whodunnit on vacation.
The sequel, streaming from Friday, sees the duo journey to Paris after a rich buddy is kidnapped.
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