Adam Sandler had a near death experience while filming fight scene for Uncut ...

Adam Sandler had a near death experience while filming fight scene for Uncut Gems... and went home with bruises all over his body

By Sarah Sotoodeh For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:45 BST, 26 May 2020 | Updated: 18:47 BST, 26 May 2020

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He plays gambling addict and Diamond District jeweler Howard Ratner in the critically praised film Uncut Gems.

And during filming, co-director Josh Safdie revealed that Adam Sandler had a scary moment where he tried to tap out during a fight scene, only for his co-star to mistakenly believe he was doing that as his character.

'Sandler's so in it, he's so into the character that it started to actually get a little scary one or two times, because he's getting choked at one point in the scene and there were all these cues,' Josh told Entertainment Weekly. 

In character: co-director Josh Safdie revealed that Adam Sandler had a scary choking moment where he tried to tap out during a fight scene, only for his co-star to mistakenly believe he was doing that as his character during the filming of Uncut Gems; pictured in character

In character: co-director Josh Safdie revealed that Adam Sandler had a scary choking moment where he tried to tap out during a fight scene, only for his co-star to mistakenly believe he was doing that as his character during the filming of Uncut Gems; pictured in character

Josh said: 'All three of those guys who are manhandling Sandler, it was the first movie they've done.'

Adding: 'So they were very professional, but when it's your first time - Sandler's so into it, he's so into the character that it started to actually get a little scary one or two times, because he's getting choked at one point in the scene and there were all these cues.'

The co-director said that their stunt driver, who was also the stunt coordinator, had an eye on Adam the whole time 'because there was one take when Sandler was getting choked and he was trying to tap out, but the actor thought he was just being Howard so he choked harder, and Adam couldn't breathe.'   

Adam said that 'the boys went at me

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