Adam Sandler Makes a Good Impression While Filming ‘The Cobbler’ on the LES

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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Most filming sessions around the Lower East Side tend to be a nuisance with little respect for their surroundings. Power-tripping PAs being the norm. Thus far, The Cobbler is not one of said productions, though.

All this guy (and his girl) wanted was a photo of Adam Sandler. They trailed the comedian from the Forsyth Street set to the SUV waiting curbside. Dude was so driven that he even knocked on the passenger-side window to try and get a shot of the Cobbler. Yet rather than be a dick and drive away, Sandler instead rolled down the window and encouraged the photo.

Then there’s this dispatch from the Daily News. Apparently the production was down a man last week, so they quickly hired Orchard Street vendor Rahman Ejaj of men’s shop Modern Fashion & Style as replacement. Ejaj was reportedly so stoked to be included that he waived any compensation to appear. Sandler wasn’t having it, and paid $500. The scene is a simple establishing shot with the first time actor performing a familiar role – opening the security gate before the start of business.

Meanwhile, the fictional storefront – Simkin Shoe Repair – remains in place at 110 Forsyth Street. So we can likely expect more filming here in the coming days.

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