Tribute fan meets Adam Sandler on Pixels set

Diane Gauvin sent us this photo of herself with Adam Sandler taken last week on the Toronto set of Pixels. This wasn’t her first time meeting Adam – read her account below:

My daughter Madison and I saw the premiere of Hotel Transylvania during TIFF. It is a 3D movie and they only had adult glasses left, which were a little big for my daughter, who was eight at the time. Not a big deal. Before the movie they brought all the cast out on the stage to introduce them. When Adam came out he was wearing a pair of kids 3D glasses, which were a different colour. We were seated in the second row.  As Adam was leaving the stage I called him over.  He actually came to the edge of the stage to talk to me! I asked if he wouldn’t mind switching glasses with my daughter. He said “Sure!” and traded glasses.

Last week I was downtown doing the hidden cash TO hunt and came across the set for Pixels. Adam arrived but didn’t go out to the crowd for photos or autographs and at around 1 a.m. he left. I stuck around and just before 2 a.m. his car came back. He was on the sidewalk walking to the set. I ran over and said, “Adam, can we talk for a few minutes?” He said, “Sure, walk with me.” So I walked with him right onto the set. I asked if he remembered switching glasses with us at TIFF and he said “Yes!” Not sure if he actually did or was just being polite, but when I asked if I could get a photo with him, he said “Yes,” and one of his crew took my camera and took the photo. My lucky night.

Thanks to Diane for sharing this awesome story with us – Adam is definitely a sweetheart! If you’ve met a celebrity, please send us your story and a pic because we’d love to share it with our readers!

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  1. Joe • June 12, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

    Wow, why can’t people just leave celebrities alone in instances like this. It’s 1:00 AM, he clearly wanted to duck out and you have to go up and bug him. He looks absolutely thrilled by the way, wow frame that picture and treasure it. Seriously. And to think that you’re convinced you’re THAT important that he would remember you for something as mundane as switching 3D glasses… Spoiler alert: he didn’t remember you. Do you remember the kid who gave you your Big Mac two months ago? No, so let’s get serious here. I implore everyone to just enjoy movies and leave it at that. You don’t need a personal experience with a celebrity as you are not important.

  2. Mike • June 12, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

    Joe. Spoiler alert: You are a jerk and a jackass! He was being a nice guy, and told her to walk with him. The fact that you have to put her down shows just how pathetic you are! Nobody is asking for your advice. You are DEFINITELY not that important.

  3. Robin • June 12, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

    I think you’re being really unfair, Joe. It seems like Adam is a really nice guy, he asked her to walk with him, he could’ve said ‘No’ and just walked on. I think Diane was brave and her persistence paid off! Cool picture and kudos Diane!

  4. Janine • June 12, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

    Thanks for sharing your story Diane. Because I just assumed, from watching his movies, that Adam Sandler would be a big jerk. Obviously he’s a sweet guy, good to know!

  5. Nick • June 12, 2014 @ 3:16 PM

    Always good to hear stories about celebrities being nice to their fans and not just the crazy stuff in the ‘news’. You have to appreciate that after a really long day he was still in a good mood for a fan.

  6. Josh • June 12, 2014 @ 7:02 PM

    Wow… Very lucky Diane! Im excited to move to Toronto in the fall to pursue my acting career in hopes of working with guys like Adam someday! Not all actors are jerks! Kudos to you!

  7. Joe • June 12, 2014 @ 8:26 PM

    He was being nice because he knows if he doesn’t begrudgingly go along, people will bash him online and it will tarnish his image. All I’m saying is leave the man alone if he’s obviously trying to duck out and it’s 1:00 AM. I’m not saying he’s not a nice guy and congrats to the girl who met him and had a nice experience but honestly to me it feels like she could have just as easily said “big fan” discreetly and let him go on his way without accosting him, asking him a moronic question that amounts to “do you remember me” (which, come on…) and taking a picture in which he’s looking absolutely reluctant and resigned.

  8. B • June 13, 2014 @ 3:00 AM

    Lol her ‘persistence’ paid off? Meaning what, she’s self-absorbed and socially unaware enough to repeatedly force herself upon a celebrity whose livelihood depends on being social and friendly even when he’s clearly exhausted?

  9. Aj • June 13, 2014 @ 3:03 AM

    He’s a humble human being … ♥

  10. Kim • June 13, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

    Great story Diane as I am too an Adam Sandler fan and thanks for sharing and great pic of you and him!

  11. Diane • June 14, 2014 @ 7:08 PM

    Joe for your information I didn’t bug him. He had left and then came back. This was at 2 am and he was on set till 5. He was really nice He could have said no. I asked him nicely. Yes he probably was tired but so was everyone else at that time of the morning. Why do people like you have to be negative? does it impact your life in any way. I’m know I’m not important to him and you never know he probably does remember switching glasses. I enjoy meeting celebrities. I only meet them on film shoots or during TIFF. If you’re filming on a public street then you have to expect fans will be there. Most celebrity’s enjoy meeting their fans. Please keep you’re negative comments to yourself you sound like a bitter person.

  12. Diane • June 14, 2014 @ 7:34 PM

    Thanks for all of the positive feedback. I really did not “bug” him. He is a super nice guy!!

  13. deb stalker • June 15, 2014 @ 2:42 AM

    good for you diane….think maybe they are jealous. i am a big adam sandler fan, too. wish i could have met him.

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