BLAKE CLARK (Marlin Whitmore):
Can you describe your 50 First Dates character?
I play Marlin, who is Drew Barrymore's dad. He's very protective and at first he doesn't like Henry, but then after he sees how Henry is with his daughter, he likes him and actually kind of adopts Henry as his son.
What do you think the chemistrys like between Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore?
They're just very friendly. They like each other very much. They've worked together. They're both consummate professionals and they don't have big egos. They don't mind sharing the spotlight. I think that - and the fact that they're both funny people and like each other - I think that's the bottom line.
Did you spend any time developing the father/daughter relationship with Drew?
On the set, yeah. I looked at her very avuncularly. I have sons, so I've never had a daughter. So she was the daughter that I never had.
Her character is suffering with amnesia. Does she remember her father?
Yeah, she remembers everything up to the day she had the accident. She just relives that same day. But that happens to be my birthday, so every day it's my birthday. We have to relive that.
How many times did you hear the Happy Birthday song?
I don't think we ever sang it in the movie, but according to the script, every day for a year and a half.
Were there any pranks behind the scenes?
On me? No, it was pretty straightforward. We would goof around, but no practical jokes. I think [Adam] being the producer, also, he was kind of interested more in getting the work done and getting it over with.
What's next for you?
I'm in The Ladykillers, the Coen Brothers movie that's coming out, but I'm only in it for a moment.
What's your cameo?
I play a coach who introduces Ryan Hurst's character. So it's like a funny little quick scene where I introduce his character.
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