It’s almost hard to imagine Adam Sandler in a bad mood.
However, the actor and comedian recently opened up about how his attitude used to get the better of him, especially as an up-and-coming performer on saturday night live in the early 90.
“I used to go crazy. I had a quick temper, quick reactions,” Sandler said AARP September 21. “I made a lot of stupid mistakes and said a lot of stupid things. Looking back on relationships, I could be an ass. I was selfish. I was competing with other comedians and everything. My dad was like, ‘This guy is funny,’ and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m funny, blah, blah,’ and he was like, ‘Why can’t you two be funny?'”
Sandler was hired as a writer on SNL in 1990 before joining the cast as a performer from 1991 to 1995, creating memorable characters like Opera Man and debuting beloved original music like “The Chanukah Song.”
Despite her success, however, Sandler explained that her ego often gets in the way.
“Because I was hungry, I couldn’t always see clearly,” he said. “I wanted to be a great comedian like Eddie MurphyAs Rodney Dangerfield.”