Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Little Hollywood

Between Iron Man 3 in Wilmington and Safe Haven in Southport it really is like Hollywood has come to town.

Facebook, Twitter and my email are hopping with celebrity encounters. I haven't met anyone yet but here are some fun pictures of what is going on around here.

GP getting a cooking lesson from Keith Rhodes at Catch.

Spotted outside of Manna in Wilmington with Style Girl, Jess James.

In Southport, a picture of the new set for Safe Haven, from the water.
(Picture courtesy Captain Betsy)

Josh Duhamel and Julianna Hough.
And no, I had no clue who they were until someone told me he is married to Fergie and she dates Ryan Seacrest.(Picture courtesy US Magazine)
Here are some close ups of the set that I took this weekend. Filming has started in earnest so I'll keep you posted.

I guess the market is going to be a gas station too

Entrance to the "market"
Adorable herb garden in a wooden boat

View from the set

Zooey Deschanel's boyfriend is one of the screenwriters so she was here for a while. I didn't run into her either but I really don't get out much. She signed the wall of my favorite coffee shop, Moore Street Market.

She stayed at a local B&B and the owner asked her if she worked.
Her reply was, "I play piano" - both true and kind of sweet. It has to be pretty refreshing to hang out with people who have no idea who you are.

It is just a matter of a week now before this onslaught.

The fairies came in the night to bedeck and bedazzle.

They are supposed to be filming the parade for the movie so we've all been roped into particpating in the Parade by the possibilty of being on the big screen (yawn). By all I mean some of my co-workers and my children.

I guess this is ours because someone sent me a picture of it. We will share it with a 5 year old beauty queen so that should be good times in 100 degree heat. I may just throw the kids on there and wave from the shade.
Bring on the little fans with misters. I'll probably be there with my camera pointing right back at the crowds. It should be totally over the top this year. Our little town could have as many as 50,000 people here for the day.
Thank goodness we can walk wherever we need to go because one thing about the coast, there are only a couple of roads out of town and they are sure to backed up for miles and miles.

Happy Independence Day!