Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Bette Midler cannot understand the absence of funny women in movies when there are so many of them on TV.

The actress is back on the big screen this week, well her voice is at least, with new movie Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, in which she voices the character of Kitty Galore.

Speaking to Yahoo she said: "There are a lot of funny women out there but they're not in the movies because there are not that many funny women in movies anymore - they're mostly carrying coffee for the iron man.

"But on TV there are a lot of funny women, tons and tons of funny women - and all you have to do is turn on the television. So that's still fabulous."

She added: "I have so much admiration for so many of them. I love Tina Fey, I love Amy Poehler, I love Debra Messing, I love Whoopi Goldberg, I love Joy Behar. There's so many of them I can't even think of how many there are.

"I love Judy Gold, who is a little bit under the radar. She's an absolutely hilarious comic. There's a lot of funny English women too. It's a very rich field."

Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is the first movie role for Midler since The Women back in 2008 but she is all set to work on Sweet Baby Jesus later this year.

Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is released 4th August.

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