Seth Langley, a 12 year-old boy suffering from a rare blood disease and a participant in the Make-A-Wish foundation, which gives children with life-threatening medical conditions any wish they want, has decided to wish for Ben Stiller to stop making movies, after seeing his latest film “The Watch.”
“I was originally going to wish for swimming with the dolphins,” Seth told Hollywood & Swine. “But after seeing Ben Stiller’s latest movie, I decided to wish for something that would make the world a better place.”
Ironically, Seth’s parents took him to see “The Watch” hoping it would cheer their son up, but the film, which received a rotten rating of 14 on Rotten Tomatoes and bombed at the boxoffice during its opening weekend, only made Seth feel worse.
“It was bad enough when he was making unfunny movies like ‘Little Fockers,’ and ‘Tower Heist,'” said Seth in an angry tirade after watching “The Watch.” “But now he’s dragging down Jonah Hill and Vince Vaughn with him. It’s not fair.”
Ben Stiller released a statement immediately after learning of Seth’s surprising wish: “Usually I don’t give into the demands of children. However, after seeing the reviews and the opening weekend’s boxoffice for ‘The Watch’, I agree with Seth that I should probably stop making movies for a while.”
Stiller said that since Seth didn’t say anything about him not working in TV, he’s asked his agents at William Morris Endeavor to let everyone in Hollywood know that he’ll be ready for pilot season.
According to the Make-A-Wish foundation, this isn’t the first time a child has used the power of their wish to stop a movie star from making terrible movies.
In 2003, after watching the terrible comedy “Boat Trip,” a terminally ill girl used her Make-A-Wish to wish for Cuba Gooding Jr. to stop making movies. After initially refusing to honor her wish, Gooding Jr. eventually agreed to a compromise, promising to only appear in straight-to-DVD films for the rest of his career.