The last couple months, the paparazzi lenses in Vancouver have been often afixed on a 2 Hollywood up & comers & a washed out over-hyped bitter hag.
Of course, the up & comers are "Inception" star Tom Hardy (also rumoured to be in the next Dark Knight movie) and "Star Trek" star Chris Pine (also signed on for another Star Trek movie) & the washed out bitter hag is "Legally Blonde" bitch Reese Witherspoon (also signed on for....who the fuck cares, she hasnt been in anything good since Walk The Line).
I know the first thing people will say "its because she didnt sign for you & they did". No, thats not it. Shes miserable to everyone. Kids, puppies, the disabled, you name it. For the record, Pine isnt too personable either, but at least he fakes it for the sake of "seeming nice", where as Ms. Imbetterthanyouhahaha doesnt even try to fake it...and SHE is supposed to be a skilled actress.
Witherspoon is the consumate primadonna. Last to show up & first to leave the set, even between scenes she gets out of there as soon as she can, while Hardy hangs out & chats with fans & crew, and Pine can be seen studying the tapes, Reese is off probably busy boiling kittens or taunting babies with candy.
Anyways, I am getting sidetracked here. The film will be about Hardy & Pine, long time friends & spies, getting into an all out drag em down & kick em battle over.....Reese Witherspoon????? Hollywood asks us to often suspend belief (they hoped we would buy Denise Richards as a scientist) to some level, but I find it hard to believe either of these guys would ever stoop to this low.
The person I most feel bad for is McG, because as director, its his job to make Reese come across as somewhat believable in whatever role she has... actually, whoever put the money out on her is the one to most feel sorry for. I mean they paid Reese millions upon millions to star in this. With that comes promoting it. You would think they would want their lead female to at the least, be nice to fans, if she isnt going to be overly committed on set. But they got neither end of the stick from this vapid bimbo. Will Smith & others better hope enough fans go to see Pine & Hardy, because Witherspoon just isnt going to draw many fans anymore, especially when she alienates anyone who has had the misfortune of being within the same area code as her.
Yeah, I know. I will have haters rambling on about what a dick I am for pointing out facts. They will bombard me with claims she is really nice, just look at this *post of some media article with someone saying how great she was to work with * & this *staged photo op of her not pushing an elderly person over a cliff for once* etc. Thats fine, feel free to hate. While the rest of us are willing to suspend belief to some level for the sake of a films story, you are suspending reality for the sake of belief.
Its 1 thing for her to be unwelcoming to the professional paps & hounds to some extent. I get that. But she has beelined by kids & tourists who really wanted nothing more than a quick photo with her or an autograph on useless receipts or transfers. Shes just a miserable bitch to everyone.
Anyways, a few photos from the different sets I have come across for this film.... a common theme with the production has been screw members continually trying to step into the shots. Even with their efforts, shots are still being had.
The production will wrap up in the next couple weeks & the 2 up & coming stars & 1 over the hill has been will leave.
Reese will take her "I hate life & myself" attitude out of town, and back to a city that acts like it gives a shit about her. Unfortunately, that will also mean the end of having Tom Hardy in town. One of the most down to earth, laid back & downright cool guys there is in the business.
Anyways, all most of you care about anyways is the photos...so heres a few from the sets I have come across.
There was going to be a long, detailed 15 paragraph blog about this...but instead, you get cliff notes versions because the host of this site deleted my hour long job without any reason.
So. Below are some pics from the weekend that Stargate Universe headed to & came back from, the 2010 Gemini Awards in Toronto.
Best Actor Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J Smith, Ming Na, David Blue, Julia Benson, Elyse Levesque, Alaina Huffman, Jennifer Spence, Jamil Walker Smith, Peter Kelamis & Patrick Gilmore were the people I saw over the weekend.
All signed, except Alaina Huffman, because her clearly annoyed husband was with her. I had heard horror stories of him not liking people asking for autographs, and her demeanour validated these claims, as he glared with quite a bit of displeasure at the grand total of 3 people there waiting & she seemed eager to just get out of there.
We had a good talk with Patrick Gilmore about the weekend, the partying & the skills of Peter Kelamis as a human bowling star.
We talked with Julia Benson at length about the weekend, the food & at times, lack there of at the parties & Canadian television as a whole.
We talked with Elyse Levesque about the weekend and the fact that her friends & herself will be working on a new video for her music "group Coupla Hot Chicks...Maybe Three once SGU wraps this week.
I asked Robert Carlyle if I could get a photo of him holding the Gemini, which he answered with a fairly emphatic no. Him & Louis Ferreira also chatted about the photos my friend had & how great they were, and Robert was quite pleased upon returning when my friend handed him some of the ones he liked that he saw when departing.
There is likely lots I am leaving out...but after putting in a hour writing the last one & having it deleted...I really dont have the patience to go into detail again.
Congratulations Robert on your win.
I am going have to say the cast of SGU is the nicest on TV. Its their attitudes that made me give the show a chance. I'm almost done the 1st season now, and glad I gave it a chance now.
This weekend I saw Supernatural star Jensen Ackles returning to town. I see him many weekends, and usually once or twice a month I will ask him to sign. hes never said no..... till this weekend.
Unsure whether its because he was as tired as he appeared, or if he is thinking hes signed enough for us (the regulars) lately, or if its karma biting me for not sharing some of the pics I took of him awhile ago. I have opted to try & appease the karma gods, if they are indeed the ones responsible for this.
I had intended to post these awhile ago, but first there was the whole, I couldnt edit my site problem, then 100000 TIFF blogs to do, then I had that Jensen & Lindsay set to post, which took priority over some old airport pics.
Well, here they are...better late than never? Right? Consider it an early Christmas Present?
Speaking of Christmas.... you are aware theres Jensen & Jared autographs for sale for that SPN fan on your list in my "Supernatural Autographs" Gallery to the left, right?
Last week I met Freddy Kreuger in Vancouver (and no, I am not talking about Human Target star Jackie Earle Haley...whom I also met in the past week oddly enough) while he was in town to film a guest star role on Supernatural.
Robert Englund was in Vancouver to play a doctor that ... errr.. ok, you really dont want to know, right??
So anyways, Mr Englund talked candidly about several things, including what I caught on short video blurb. This was primarily about who he DID work with, and who his wife has a crush on.
He also talked at length with us about the type of pens & markers he prefered for specific items, radio interviews he did, and even why he felt he had to get to the security line up early. Unfortunately, I didnt know Robert would be such an interesting soundbite machine, or I woulda taped our whole conversation..
But, here is a small tidbit of what the star of the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise had to say.
At the time of this pic, I didnt really think I would ever find a use for it. Its not a very crisp shot, theres only 1 of it & its sort of bland.
But I have found a reason to post it, because it was this night, the night she returned from an awards show, that she gave me a teaser glimpse into what was to come for this season.
At the time, the season was fairly new & there was a lot of uncertainty of how they would play out the Olivia/Altlivia story. I told her I hoped they didnt drag it on too long with Olivia being stuck in the alt-world, she assured me they werent going to. I suggested anything over a season would be far too long, that is when she dropped a nugget of knowledge that I am now starting to see getting played out.... she said, with no hesitation that "I think it will be dealt with very soon". Had she already filmed scenes for these episodes?? Unlikely. This was a few months ago now & usually, shows are filming maybe 6-10 weeks ahead of schedule. But perhaps she was privvy to the writers ideas of where they were taking this story. In any case, I remember at the time thinking that I hoped she was right in her feeling.
While I certainly do like the idea of an alt-world & showing it from time to time, reality is, the fans want toe real world team back together, and the sooner they do it, the sooner this show will start to win back some of the fans that are slowly tuning out.
Where do they go with the story line after she returns home? I dont know yet. But its sort of clear the story they are selling right now isnt being bought by too many. The show is constantly in talks amongst TV analysts as possibly being cancelled (although I really dont know how FOX could, considering the utter crap they have recently brought in, like Running Wilde & the fact it was pre-empted for a few weeks for a sport that no one watches).
Its nights like that one, where the star of a show gives me their true opinion/insight on what they think may be going on with the show, that make me enjoy this job.
SPOILERS ATTACHED IN BLOG & PHOTOS- do not read or view photos if you dont want to know anything about upcoming episodes.
Been a busy couple weeks for my park. First there was a TV movie here with Jennifer Morrison from House & AJ Cook from Criminal Minds a couple weeks ago, now yesterday Supernatural rolled in, for at least the 3rd time within a 2 block walk of my house since I moved here 4 1/2 yrs ago.
This time they were filming a variety of scenes that had Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) & Lindsey McKeon (Tessa) walking down 2 different sides of the street exchanging dialogue. Of course, I couldnt hear what was being said, but I was able to take some shots of it.
on that note...I find it odd that after shooting 3 different spots on the block, 2 of which I shot for a considerable amount of time without raising an eye, they decided to DEMAND (not ask, but demand I stop) that I stop taking photos....ON THE LAST TAKE of the last outside scene. A bit late, dontchathink?
This actually isnt the first time I have had the crew for SPN try & make demands of me that legally, they dont have the rights to do. But I respected their demand the first time, after voicing my annoyance to the poorly informed peon that actually thought he had the right to tell me I couldnt take photos of something going on in public, standing on public property. A couple hours alter, a different set person would come over & try to tell me the same thing. Again, in a demanding tone. Not asking, but telling. "You CANT take pictures." is not asking...which is all they legally have the right to do. If it werent for the fact light was getting dim by this point, I would have truthfully put up a pretty stubborn stand off over it. Once, I will usually tolerate...but twice?? Saddest part of this, they have told me before I MUST do something, even though I am on public property. I have not had another set give me as much misinformed BS as this crew. Wonder who is telling them to step over their boundaries?
After they finished exteriors. They went inside a store to film more scenes, and were still there till light outside was pretty much gone for shooting anything of Jensen walking back or forth.
Once they wrapped in the store, they moved across the street to an abandoned warehouse. It was now dark, I was across the street and the compund was all gated in with the trailers inside the compound...so I decided, good time to pull the plug. Just as I decided to, I noticed Lindsey get in the truck with her things & leave...I assume, she was done for the day.
For the record, I never saw Jared on set at all...perhaps he was in the warehouse scenes at some point?? But if he was, I didnt see him show up...but that doesnt mean he couldnt have been, as I was gone for stretches at a time.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.