Bumblebee's Stephen Schneider Reveals He Hilariously Prank Texted Pamela Adlon As Steven Spielberg

PEOPLE.com | 1/9/2019 | Staff
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After arriving on the set of Transformers prequel Bumblebee, actor Stephen Schneider instantly hit it off with costar Pamela Adlon.

“We became buddies. After the table read she gave me her phone number so we could connect off-set,” Schneider tells PEOPLE exclusively of his friendship with the Better Things actress. “Later that day I texted her — she didn’t have my number. I texted her, ‘Hey Pam, Just wanted to let you know, I just watched the table read via satellite, you were phenomenal. Also, I’m a huge fan of your show. This is Steven Spielberg.’”

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At first Adlon didn’t realize she was being pranked and Schneider kept impersonating the legendary director.

“She’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ I go, ‘Yeah, I’m making another movie and I think I have a part you’re perfect for. It’s called ET 2, and I think you’d fit perfectly in the suit.’ And she’s like, ‘SCHNEIDER,’ he adds.

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Ultimately the joke brought the pair closer together and Schneider says, “That was really the foray into our friendship. We spent a lot of time working together on set. She’s so freaking funny, and I just had a blast with her.”

The Broad City actor admits working with such an amazing cast was one of the best things about making the film, which was released last month.

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