The Spotlight: Kathy Bates originally threw 'Waterboy' script in the trash, had no idea who Adam Sandler was
Kathy Bates is a treasure.
To imagine that we nearly missed out on watching her grill up swamp reptiles while educating us on the many, many tools of the devil is tragic.
Speaking with Snoop Dogg, Bates explained the serendipity that led her to star as Bobby Boucher's overprotective mama in Adam Sandler's 1998 classic The Water Boy.
"Foosball is the devil," Bates was quick to remind us. "I have to admit this; I didn't know who Adam Sandler was. I know, but it was a long time ago, right? I didn't know who he was. I wasn't watching SNL. So I get this script and I don't know who Adam Sandler is and I'm reading it. First 12 pages, I literally threw it in the trash.
"So I'm sitting on my bed and my niece, who works for me, came in and said, 'What is this?' She pulled it out and she said, 'Adam Sandler! You don't know the Hanukkah song? You *have* to do this movie! She was right. We had so much fun. Unbelievable."
Another Hollywood miracle. It was meant to be.
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