Rocco and Jezebel’s Andrea Demetropoulos takes a stand against film shoots – at least in her store – in a recent New York Times article about movie making in Brooklyn.
And it was Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler that might have pushed her to that decision.
NYT: Andrea Demetropoulos has been approached about filming inside her Brooklyn Heights pet store several times, but usually refuses out of consideration for the neighbors, she said.
When “The Cobbler,” in which Adam Sandler plays a shoe repairman who can magically inhabit his customers’ lives, was filming in a nearby toy store last fall, officious production assistants kept her customers out of her store. And when the Coen brothers were filming Brooklyn Heights (playing Washington) for their film “Burn After Reading,” she defied an assistant who tried to stop her from crossing the street to her own home, which was surrounded by a gaggle of young women gawking at Brad Pitt.
Ms. Demetropoulos remained stubbornly un-starstruck. “What do they think, he’s going to run up and kiss them?” she said.