You’ll all probably have read a news story about SodaStream’s
latest ad through Mitchell Patterson Grime Mitchell, but we must recount
the trials endured by cast and crew during its filming.
The ad, which features Lenny Henry in various guises, was filmed in the
scary area around Portobello Road. First, the director, Sid Roberson,
had a pounds 3,000 laptop nicked when the film crew’s cars were broken
Things then took a turn for the worse when two wardrobe girls were set
upon by an unmuzzled pit bull terrier. In a bid to save them, a crew
member rushed over. As he was fighting off the dog, a gang of teenage
thugs (you know, the kind you read about in the papers) promptly set
Lenny Henry raced to the man’s aid - still in costume. The sight of a
six foot two ’policeman’ was too much, and the gang fled shouting ’You’d
be dead meat if it wasn’t for him’.
We’re not sure if the gang recognised Henry, or actually thought he was
a real copper. Judge for yourselves.