Video: Movie stars oblige fans in Southborough
Dozens of star-struck Adam Sandler fans gathered across the street from Pilgrim Congregational Church Tuesday where a crew filming Sandler's latest comedy worked for a second day.
The film, "Grown Ups," directed by Dennis Dugan, stars Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Norm MacDonald and Salma Hayek.
Stephenie DeMartino, 38, of Southbridge, visited the set Monday on its first day of filming but was back yesterday with her brother Jay.
"We love Adam," she said. "He autographed my hand and everything. But there are four other stars we still have to see."
Filming was taking place outside the church, where many of the actors and crew could be seen. While the cameras rolled, Main Street was blocked off and police kept crowds behind cones across the street from the church.
DeMartino was so excited to see the actors that when Spade and James walked out on set, she shouted to them across the street until they turned and waved.
"David Spade, we love you David....Kevin we love you!" she shouted.
Patrick O'Brien, 5, of Southborough was there with his babysitter Jeannette Leblanc, 50, who said she brought Patrick to the set after his older sister Molly said she had seen Rock and Sandler playing basketball at Woodward school Monday afternoon.
Patrick said he was particularly excited to see Rock because he hosted Nickelodeon's "Kids Choice Awards."
Robin Martin of Southborough brought her daughter Kiley and friend Emmy O'Leary after ballet class to catch a glimpse of Sandler, a star they know from his movie "Bedtime Stories."
Maria Emerson, 33, of Worcester got to the scene just in time to catch Sandler leaving for lunch at about 11:30.
"What a sweetheart. He stopped his car and talked to all of us," said Emerson. "The kids were too nervous to talk to him, but we got some good pictures."
Kelly Porter, 27, who lives and works at Fay School next to the film set, said she didn't necessarily have a favorite actor in the film, but was there because, "I love celebrities.
"And to have them here in our little town of Southborough right across the street from where I live and work is just great," she said.
While some waited outside the set to see their favorite stars, others simply wanted a change in pace.
Mathew Notarangelo, 20, of Southborough, said he went to see the set with his sister Melissa and her friend Kelsey Shine, 20, because, "It's the only thing that's happened in Southborough for a long time."
The three brought with them photographs of "Entering Southborough" signs for the actors to sign, which they did.
Ruth Danielsen Brefka, 79, who has lived in Southborough for 40 years, agreed that a Hollywood film crew in Southborough was something new.
"I was on the way to the senior center with my friends when they told us they were filming a movie here, so we had to come and look," she said. "How often does something like this happen in this town?"
Filming will continue through Tuesday, May 26.
The MetroWest Daily News