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Kathryn Hahn: Family Fang D-list Diva

Kathryn Hahn plays the ambivalent celebrity on the set of The Family Fang

Kathryn Hahn plays the ambivalent celebrity on the set of The Family Fang

Watching Kathryn Hahn, on the set of The Family Fang, yesterday, got us to thinking about the many forms of observable celebrity reactions.  It varies from actor to actor – whether on the street, a film set or a step and repeat.    But whether it’s an A-lister, an up-and-comer or a D-list working actor who’s name always manages to slip your mind, the reactions to attention that comes with said celebrity can be as opposite as night and day.

The degrees found can go something like this:  some marvel in it – Max and Charlie Carver come to mind, others control it from beginning to end - like Tom Cruise, smart ones go about their day to day as normal folks – Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Jackman have mastered this – and yet others pretend that it’s a heavy burden and an intrusion on their physical, mental and professional state.

This last one is what we witnessed with Hahn yesterday on the Suffern, NY location of the Jason Bateman film set.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Clive Owen: The Knick Film Set Exclusive

Clive Owen caught on the set of the forthcoming television mini-series The Knick

Clive Owen caught on the set of the forthcoming television mini-series The Knick

There are times when we stand by and observe celebrities going to unnecessary lengths to keep themselves from being photographed while on a set.  Not because we have invaded their privacy but because they either perceive it as an inconvenience or its not a controlled photo opportunity or, more over, cuz they have an unpleasant disposition at any given time.

Case and point: Clive Owen, 49, is busy presently filming the period piece television mini-series “The Knick,”, which details the professional and personal lives of the NY based hospital the Knickerbocker.

We don’t know what propelled the one time big screen A-lister to regress into a TV mini-series but that’s where Mr. Man’s present credentials reside. Read the rest of this entry »

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Andrew Garfield: Spider-Man Taunts Rhino Man on Set

Andrew Garfield atop a folding ladder antagonizing Rhino Man on set of TASM2

Andrew Garfield atop a folding ladder antagonizing Rhino Man on set of TASM2

What is one to do when the temps rise but not enough to schlep your ass out to the beach?  Well, when the likes of Andrew Garfield and Paul Giamatti commandeer a section of Park Avenue to film scenes of The Amazing Spider-Man II, one redirects and heads out – albeit a bit late in the day – out to the set to try your hand at a few frames of them filming on a closed set, that’s what! Read the rest of this entry »

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Boardwalk Empire: Yonkers Film Set

Boardwalk Empire shoots in Yonkers, NY.

Boardwalk Empire shoots in Yonkers, NY.

Here is an embarrassing classic example of the downside to not watching TV.  Boardwalk Empire, the HBO series, which stars Steve Buscemi, stopped in Yonkers, NY recently to film on location.  This being a old stomping ground, one which we happened to find ourselves in, we thought we’d take a saunter by.

We’ve admittedly never watched the show and, as a general rule don’t generally watch TV – cept for maybe Big Bang Theory, and that is if we happen to be home when its on.  We did however know that Michael Pitt, Paz de la Huerta and Bobby Cannavale also happen to be part of the cast (at some point in the past.)  And any of these three we would gladly shoot and be happy with… Read the rest of this entry »

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Noomi Rapace: Animal Rescue Film Set

Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy film scenes for their upcoming movie Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, NY

Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy film scenes for their upcoming movie Animal Rescue in Brooklyn, NY

At times one gets lucky visiting a film set.  Don’t know how it happens but it does.  The Animal Rescue set, presently filming on location throughout Brooklyn and Queens, starring Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, happened to be one of those times.  We arrived minutes before the talent came on – one after the other – to film an exterior scene with their puppy.

It doesn’t get better than that y’all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dylan McDermott: Hostages Film Set

Dylan McDermott films Hostages in Yonkers, NY.

Dylan McDermott films Hostages in Yonkers, NY.

We heard of Dylan McDermott stopping in Yonkers, NY to film a new CBS pilot called “Hostages,” costarring Toni Collette, yesterday, and we thought ‘why not give it a go.’  Aren’t we glad we did!  A quick stop by and shortly after arriving the strapping lad, script in hand, surfaced and proceeded to make his way to the set.

We have been ardent admirers of tall, dark and deep voiced hottie for sometime now and, as we stood snapping away, the thought of all the things we’d like to do to him immediately came to mind.  Sue us, we think he is all types of naughty looking.

We then we arrived at wondering how is it that this man hasn’t become the poster boy for beauty incarnate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shailene Woodley: The Amazing Spider-Man II Brooklyn Set

Shailene Woodley films scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man II in Brooklyn, NY.

Shailene Woodley films scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man II in Brooklyn, NY.

Shailene Woodley, of  The Secret Life of The American Teenager and The Descendants fame, can be presently found on the set of the currently filming follow up to the blockbuster creepy-crawley flick re-boot “The Amazing Spider-Man II.”  The role:  Mary Jane.  Co-stars:  Andrew Garfield and all around talent and beauty Emma Stone.  (Cheers, applause, accolades!)

It’s gotta be bittersweet for her right about now.

Sure, on the one hand its quite a coup to land yourself in the thick of a guaranteed hit.  No doubt something to be gleeful about. Read the rest of this entry »

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John Hawkes: Untitled Elmore Leonard Project in CT

John Hawkes films fight scene in Greenwich, CT for the upcoming film Untitled Elmore Leonard Project.

John Hawkes films fight scene in Greenwich, CT for the upcoming film Untitled Elmore Leonard Project.

For those of you who don’t know, John Hawkes is an OSCAR nominated actor.  He has co-starred in countless films and is presently co-starring in Untitled Elmore Leonard Project alongside Jennifer Aniston.

We think of her as being box office poison but that is an entirely other topic.

Our own thoughts of Aniston’s on-screen success – or lack there of, aside, it was truly with her in mind that we decided to pay the set a visit during their Greenwich, CT action scene shoot which was slated to spill out onto the street and escalate into not only a fight scene but give way to a chase.

(More pics after the jump…)

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Mariska Hargitay: SVU Yonkers Set Exclusive

Mariska Hargitay braves the North-East arctic blast to film scenes of Law and Order: SVU in Yonkers, NY

Mariska Hargitay braves the North-East arctic blast to film scenes of Law and Order: SVU in Yonkers, NY

Without a doubt, the nicest celebrity EVER mention goes to Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU.  She is just simply the nicest person – say nothing of hard working.   We’ve watched Hargitay do take after take of a scene, take a spill on a chase and dust herself off and get back to it as if nothings happened – in scorching NYC temperatures.

We’ve also watched her, as in the case of the above photo, brave this here cold blast the North-East has been experiencing and make like its nothing more than a bed of roses, with a few icicles left over as they march onto Spring.

That woman is a trooper!

jaynemansfieldWe might also point out that she does it all with a smile and a wave for all her fans and the following photographers alike.  And it’s not as if she has to!

This begs the question and wondering if her malleable disposition is something attributed to her iconic mom Jayne Mansfield…?  Cuz let’s face it Old-Hollywood knew how to charm snakes.

We swung by the Yonkers, NY stop of SVU’s on-location shoots and managed to get a few frames of long running drama headliner and marveled at her sweet disposition even as wind chill’s brought the temps down into single digits.

Girl, write a book…  Cuz there are lesser talented folks out there with bigger tudes and wretched dispositions in the face of the very same…

Well, we won’t get too into that and just say ‘we love and appreciate you Ms. Hargitay!’

We still wonder if she misses her old co-star Chris Meloni, but the weather was too dire to get any words out past a quick “thank you!” and a slow moving sprint back to our car!  Next time…

Mariska Hargitay: Fully Recovered

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Colin Farrell: A Winter’s Tale in Central Park

Colin Farrell films A Winter's Tale in Central Park on January 15, 2013.

Colin Farrell films A Winter’s Tale in Central Park on January 15, 2013.

We have been jonesing to get a few clicks on hotness Colin Farrell on the set of A Winter’s Tale.  And yesterday afternoon, we got out fix.  Word came later of the set taking residence in Central Park and no sooner had we read the last line of its locale and we were out the door in a sprint.

To our great surprise, Farrell’s co-star Jennifer Connelly was also in attendance.  Two for one as it were. Read the rest of this entry »

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