Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Demoted

No, not me, silly. It’s a movie! They were filming at my workplace today (well, at the library and I am at City Hall next door), so I lurked at different times during the day. It stars Sean Astin, Michael Vartan, and David Cross. Our library was turned into Reilly Auto Parts. I managed to take a couple really sorry pictures. I only saw Sean and Michael but Celia Weston too. Unfortunately, I did not get to see Mr. Tobias Funke in the flesh.



Michael Vartan was looking very cute in a gray suit. I was more infatuated with one of the hottie set assistants who was sweet to us lurkers. During one of the takes, a woman had her baby with her who started crying after they rolled film. Then her cell phone went off. Celia Weston turned around and sssshhhhed us. I thought we were going to be forced to de-lurk (the horror!), but luckily, the dumb-A didn’t ruin it for the rest of us.

Patrons were trying to return books all morning and apparently had to give their books to the film crew because the book return was all blocked off this morning. Half the people didn’t even know who the actors were. Some guy said, “Hey, he’s from Harry Potter!” about Sean Astin. Yeah, not so much.

Anyhoo, a fun little diversion on a Tuesday. Betcha you didn’t know Michigan was such a film mecca (remember my Sigourney Weaver experience?)! Well, our governor started offering incentives to film companies which was a very good move, so there will sure to be more!

6 comments:

Kari said...

Fun! I think Michael Vartan is such a cutie!

tammyCA said...

It's fun, isnt' it? I live in L.A. so I've seen a lot of filming all around...once I was at the mall (when I went to malls, before I discovered the greatness of thrift stores) and saw them filming Whoopie Goldberg & Sally Field...I think the film was called, SOAP STAR or something about soap operas. I also used to work at a studio and saw shooting there - the best part of that rotten job, ha, ha.

Kate K said...

I loved Sean Astin when I was little...Goonies and Toy Soldiers...so cute. But Michael Vartan is cute, too. Wow! Lucky girl. ;) Did they come over and greet anyone? I'll have to blog about my Christian Slater and Kevin Costner experience.

Jessie said...

My husband watched half of the new Batman being filmed here in Chicago. We have the same incentive thing for movies here - But what could *WE* do to get some tax breaks? Sales tax here is highest in the nation! Oh well, it's fun to look for local landmarks on the big screen.

rachnye said...

Michael Vartan was so my tv boyfriend for soooooo long. I am jealous!

Lily and Agathe said...

Hi, nice to meet a lurker ! the bonbons were held in place by little tooth picks, I know because I ate most of them ! I shall ask about the rest ..