Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are two of Hollywood’s funniest, most timeless actors. And now they’re teaming up for the new comedy, “Parental Guidance.” How did these two legendary actors come together for their very first film together? Plus, co-stars Marisa Tomei and Bailee Madison drop by.
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are true Hollywood royalty. Billy has hosted nine Oscar shows and Bette has won GRAMMYs, Emmys, Golden Globes and a Tony. But, believe it or not, although they’ve known each other for over 30 years, they’ve never worked together until now. Their new film, “Parental Guidance,” which opens Christmas Day, contrasts parenting of a certain generation, when kids were seen but not heard, to the child-centric parenting of today.
“You cripple the kid…if you do all the kid’s work.” -Bette Midler
Taking a break from cleaning house to watch @katieshow. Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are cute & funny. “Parental Guidance” looks good.
— Susan A. Crawford (@GardenSage) December 20, 2012
Although Hollywood is notorious for being hard on relationships, Billy and Bette have managed to make their marriages work. Billy has been married to his wife for 42 years and Bette just celebrated her 28th wedding anniversary. What is their secret to a lasting relationship?
“We love each other. That’s it. Always have.” -Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal is an icon. From his impersonations on Saturday Night Live to his touchingly intimate performance in his one man show, 700 Sundays, Billy Crystal has dazzled us for decades.
“It’s the people you get to work with.” -Billy Crystal
— Michael Morris Quig (@mike_quig) December 20, 2012
There are a lot of divas in showbiz, but only one showgirl who’s divine, and that’s Bette Midler. Since her sharp tongue and shimmering stage presence on Broadway caught the attention of big celebrities thirty years ago, Bette’s career has boomed.
“If you feel the horizon looming up to you, you want to do everything you can do before it’s time to say goodbye.” -Bette Midler
— Gary Garrett (@garypgarrett) December 20, 2012
Billy and Bette are two of the most talented and timeless actors of their generation. What is it like aging in today’s media spotlight? And who is their biggest comedic inspiration?
“Thank God for Photoshop! That’s all I can say!” -Bette Midler
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler aren’t the only impressive stars in Parental Guidance. Marisa Tomei won an Oscar for her performance in My Cousin Vinny and 13-year-old Bailee Madison has already worked with the likes of Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Hillary Swank.
“I wanted to be with the best of the best.” –Marisa Tomei
— Cristina Romano (@fifthand56th) December 20, 2012