“Blake is a hoot!” Midler recently told Billboard in an interview on Thursday. “He is on the small screen, but I personally think — if I were his agent — I would get him on a big screen as quick as possible.”
While Blake Shelton only has a few acting credits to his name — including guest hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2015 and playing Wyatt Earp in Adam Sandler’s “Ridiculous Six” — Midler has no doubts as to his potential movie star power.
“He’s so photogenic, like a John Wayne type,” Midler shared.
Midler didn’t just love her time with Shelton, she seemed to have a great time helping mentor his young “Voice” hopefuls as well.
“I wasn’t going to do it,” Midler admitted. “I was with a bunch of people and I said to a very well-known singer, ‘I don’t want to do The Voice, because what have I got to say to those kids?’ And he said, ‘You don’t have to tell them what notes to sing. You tell them what it means to be a performer.'”
“The singers on the show have some of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in public,” she added. “This show has a real sweetness at its core. It’s not mean-spirited.”
With Halloween right around the corner, the 70-year-old Golden Globe winner also opened up about her beloved spooky comedy “Hocus Pocus“, and shared her take on why it’s remained such an indelible classic.
“You don’t get to see women doing slapstick too much, and in the movie you can see that we’re having a blast,” she shared. “All the shackles were off, as Donald Trump likes to say, and we were allowed to be as wild as we wanted to be. It was a perfect storm of fun.”
“For the life of me, I can’t understand why there’s not a sequel,” she added, echoing the sentiments of “Hocus Pocus” fans around the world.
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