Lil’s wedding ringer15
Rocker boyfriend appeared in movie with Adam Sandler
ACTRESS Lily James’ new fella has a Hollywood past too – he appeared with Adam Sandler in hit comedy movie The Wedding Singer.
Michael Shuman hit the big-time with rock band Queens of the Stone Age.
But his first showbiz outing was as the bar mitzvah boy in the hit 1998 film starring Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Our exclusive snap shows Shuman – then aged 11 – in a clip from the movie. And the rocker has revealed he spent time playing guitar off-screen with Sandler.
Shuman, 35, said: “My dad’s in the film business so I was just in the right place at the right time. Once, my dad took me to his (Sandler’s) trailer and he was just jamming playing guitar… and he was like, ‘Come on in, we can play’.
“And we played The Beatles’ Do You Want To Know A Secret, because that was the only song I knew.
“Then the next day, I went to school and I came home and Adam had given me a guitar and an amp, which was so sweet. I still have the guitar.” Last month, Shuman took Lily to meet dad Ira, a former Walt Disney executive, and mum Janet in Los Angeles.
He was seen carrying flowers alongside a smiling Lily – star of Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia and, more recently, The Dig.
We can also reveal Shuman was once arrested on suspicion of taking drugs into Canada – but the pills were actually vitamins. Shuman said: “Canada’s always been a bitch when you’re trying to cross the border.
“They said they did a test of these pills and for some reason, there had been traces of amphetamines.
“So they retested them and of course there was not, it was vitamins.
“So that was three hours of being handcuffed, and then they let us go. For nothing. It was scary as s***.”
Lily has kept a low-profile since images emerged of her and actor Dominic West lunching with their agent in Italy in October. At one point Dominic appeared to kiss Lily’s neck. Days later, he and wife Catherine FitzGerald staged a photo opportunity outside their home in Wiltshire where they told reporters: “We’re very much still together.”