Crystal’s fun guide to taking care of your kids’ kids
Billy Crystal babysat for his granddaughters for five days and from the experience, a movie was born. Crystal’s latest film, Parental Guidance, casts him alongside Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Crystal says the movie is a fun, touching and comedic take on ‘‘the phenomenon of being able to take care of your kids’ kids’’. The film’s director, Andy Fickman, says it was ‘‘a dream opportunity as a director to work with two comedy geniuses’’ in Crystal and Midler. Fickman says he was drawn to the story because many people can relate to the subject matter. ‘‘Every generation thinks they know more than the previous generation,’’ he says. ‘‘We all like to talk about how we were raised.’’ Crystal starred in the hit films City Slickers and When Harry Met Sally and has hosted the Academy Awards nine times. He says he hasn’t been approached to host the Academy Awards for a 10th time but he’d be up to the challenge. ‘‘I’m always willing to do it,’’ he says. Crystal, who turns 65 next year, is working on a book to be part memoir, with jokes about ageing.
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