Adam Sandler says he should have come back to host SNL sooner: 'I don't really look like Adam Sandler anymore'
Talking about the upcoming gig on the 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' show, the 'Just Go with It' star also recollected some of the fond memories he had on the show
Adam Sandler is all set to return as a host on 'Saturday Night Live in a move that comes 30 years after he first joined SNL as a writer in 1990. The actor went on to become a featured player but left the show in 1995 following poor ratings. Talking about the upcoming gig on the 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' show, the 'Just Go with It' star also recollected some of the fond memories he had on the show.
Sandler joked that "he was caught in a weak moment" when the team from SNL asked him to host. "I love Lorne [Michaels, SNL producer] and I wanted to see him and do it with him and be on the show and bring back some guys, but I gotta tell you, it's knocked me out," he said. "I'm so knocked out right now."
The 52-year old also admitted that he should have come back to host SNL much sooner. "First of all, I should have come back to the show before it was HD. Good Lord I waited a long time, I don't really look like Adam Sandler anymore," he said.
According to Distractify, Sandler confirmed that he and the late Chris Farley were "fired" from hosting the show amid falling ratings and a radical decision to shake things up for viewers, which brought in a new crop of talent in Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, Cheri Oteri, and Chris Kattan.
"Yes, we were [fired]. We kind of quit at the same time as being fired," he told The Daily Beast. "It was the end of the run for us. The fact that me and him got fired? Who knows. We were on it for a few years, had our run, and everything happens for a reason. We kind of understood because we did our thing. It hurt a lot at the time because we were young and didn’t know where we were going, but it all worked out."
Sandler's decision to host SNL may come as a surprise to many, mostly due to the fact that when he was once asked if he'd ever come back and host the show he reportedly said, "Why should I?"
Along with Farley, Sandler popularized a few characters such as the Opera Man and the Canteen Boy during his stint on the show. He will make his comeback to SNL on May 4 at 11.30 pm on NBC.
Sandler will also be seen reuniting with his 'Just Go with It' and 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' star Jennifer Aniston in Netflix's upcoming comedy 'Murder Mystery' which will stream on June 14.