Friday, November 02, 2007

Who Are the People In Your Neighbourhood?

Wow! Lately my neighbourhood's been the happening place!

I got home today to find the front of my apartment building blocked off for a film production. I asked a woman standing next to the side door and she said they were filming the movie "The Time Traveler's Wife." Sheepishly I pulled the novel (this month's book club selection) out of my bag and we both shared a laugh. Set in Chicago, the story (produced by Brad Pitt) is being filmed in locations all over my city. The cast features Ontario's own Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls) as Claire and Aussie hottie Eric Bana (Troy, Hulk) as Henry. One key point of the book is that the Time Traveler takes nothing with him when he travels, so there are difficulties in finding clothes in the new place. I'm crossing my fingers for some gratutious nudity here but not holding my breath! :)

Coming home last night from work, my partner ran into yet another film production outside the exit of our closest subway station. Wisegal stars Alyssa Milano (Charmed) as the widowed mother of two who goes to work for her lover Frank Russo (Jason Gedrick -Ally McBeal, Murder One), a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.

And finally, just last week who should be walking (yes walking) down Yonge Street but Hilton heiress Paris Hilton. She is Toronto filming the movie Repo! The Genetic Opera! (a horror musical if you can possibly believe it!) Paris was dressed up in a skeleton costume (incognito you see) and happened to see her image in an advertisment for One Night In Paris, a porn movie her former boyfriend made from a home movie she made with him. Upset, she stormed in the store (just south of Wellesley Street), demanded they take down the advertisements and when they did not comply, began ripping them down, threatening to sue them and call the police. After she had left, her manager entered and warned the store that the leaking of the event (it was captured on security camera) would result in a law suit. The store owners are now in negotiations for sale of this footage. (Taped audio)

Who are the people in YOUR neighbourhood?? :)


connie said...

We don't have 1/1000th of the excitement here that you have in your neighborhood.....will we be seeing either of you as extras in one of these movies next year, then?

Kethryvis said...

I thought I saw Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple Computers) at the San Jose Airport last week and got excited... then I realized it wasn't him so I got bummed. Oh well ;)

I know when I was living in Vancouver, we used to see stuff filming all the time. One day I was walking to work, and I passed a blue US Mail box!! I got very confused until I looked up and saw all the cameras, etc :)

Jolie said...

I'm excited for the Time Traveler's Wife, but don't like McAdams and I can't stand Bana (so not a hottie, gross!). So that makes me sad. I heard about Paris' rampage on the news. Funny!

We get a touch of famous people in Portland, but nothing like Toronto. I love to watch movies filmed in my home town. It's fun to point out the landmarks.

sassiekiwi said...

I'M in my neighborhood! That's enough drama for me! :)