By Fred Topel | Image property of Columbia Pictures
David Spade is one of five lead actors in Grown Ups. He doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and Rob Schneider. He actually think it may be better for the movie.
David Spade One of the Grown Ups
“The fun thing about this, I think more for the audience, that if you like even two out of the five of us you’ll do fine in this movie,” Spade said.
As Grown-Ups, all the guys act pretty immature. Perhaps Spade is the worst. “I have problems with it. I’m probably the most little kid still out of this group, but I am clinging. It’s not cute anymore. I think when I bought a house, that’s when I thought I felt like that’s a grown up thing to do.”
With child actors in the movie, Spade had to struggle to keep it clean. “I curse the most probably around the kids because I’m not used to it. So I have everyone telling me to shut-up. In the movie when we’re at dinner and I say we’re getting wasted and all that, that’s kind of from real life. Because Adam, when I come over, everyone tightens up a little bit because I don’t know how to act around the families and kids. ‘Uncle Davey’ and everyone’s like, ‘ughhhh.’”
Spade also provides the film’s nudity, though only from behind. “I asked if I could show my wiener at some point and we settled on my behind. No, Adam, just came to me that one morning and said, ‘When you leave and you’re a guy that’s not used to being around families, you’re used to sleeping alone, you just walk out naked and you don’t care.’ It’s the one day I didn’t wear makeup on my butt. We talked about this. Because I didn’t know what you’re supposed to do. I go, ‘What do they do? Is it just going to look like the lighting from Ralphs and just walking around?’ I saw it and I go, ‘Aye yi yi. Girls have had to put up with this for years.’ I’m not prize. I’m going to go back and high-five them all because that was sweet of them not to say anything.”