Once Upon A Time films some scenes for Season 2 episode 18 - with a returning character of note...and maybe a new 1.
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS A DESCRIPTION & PHOTOS OF A SCENE SHOT FOR ABC PROGRAM "ONCE UPON A TIME" EPISODE 218. This post MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. If you do not want to see or read anything of the episode prior to it being released, DO NOT READ THE ARTICLE OR VIEW THE PHOTOS.
This past Wednesday the ABC hit fantasy drama "Once Upon A Time" did some filming in the downtown core. The second time in a a couple of months. This time, filming was taking place in the same area where they were last time, when I caight Emma, Mr. Gold, Henry & Neal doing scenes on the streets of Gastown, subbing in for the SoHo district of New York City.
This time, there was a couple interesting things I took away from the shoot.
First. The 1 that everyone has asked me about since I announced it, (and gossip site EW.Com was nice enough to take & run with... ) wait, I'm getting sidetracked by a rant, what was it I was supposed to be talking about???
Oh, the big news.... Eion Bailey was on set reprising his role of the motorcycle riding August W. Booth. The man we know as Pinocchio was in his non-wooden state having a conversation with Neal Cassidy ( Michael Raymond James ) before he rides off on his motorcycle on the streets of New York City. I must thank a local set observer who clued me into Eion being there, as I wouldnt have noticed him right away because of the angle & set up of the cameras when I got there. Only after he told me he was there did I put in an effort to get a better view point.
The second. In the latter part of the scene, there was a mystery woman in orange who has a scene where she runs into (literally) Neal. At 1st, I just thought she was a background character, then as she did take after take after take & was getting the same treatment as the other 2 main characters in the scenes, I started realizing, this is a person who will have a role of note in the episode.
Doing some google work, I am inclined to believe its Sonequa Martin-Green, who had been cast several weeks ago as a "mystery character" named "Tamara". I havent been able to 100% verify it is her, but the resemblance to her is considerable enough, till I am told differently... I think this is the girl who will be playing "Tamara". This mystery characters scene included her walking along the streets of SoHo & quite literally running into Neal as he turns around to walk away from his talk with August and ends up bumping into her and spilling her coffee all over her, causing them to stop and chat for a few moments.
After that, they wrapped that location & moved on & I headed home.
So anyways, there you have it. August is back. Sonequa Martin-Green MIGHT be this scene... and the streets of New York City are still being played at times by the capable Gastown. Enjoy some of the pics below....
THIS BLOG CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILER DESCRIPTIONS & PHOTOS FOR ONCE UPON A TIME SEASON 2 EPISODE 14. Please DO NOT continue reading or viewing photos if you dont want to be spoiled.
Last week I was given a heads up by another local celebrity set blogger http://yvrshoots.com about a OUAT shoot in Gastown. By the time I got there, they had moved from the street to inside a bar. I caught the Once Upon A Time crew out filming in the tourist trap neighbourhood of downtown Vancouver. This was the FIRST TIME since the pilot I had found them downtown, and only the 2nd time since the pilot they had been down here.
Last time they filmed downtown I was out of town & it involved scenes with Jennifer Morrison, Michael Raymond James & Eion Bailey doing flashback scenes on the backstory of Emma Swan.
So what were they doing in the big downtown core of Vancouver this time? More flashback scenes???Well... NO. These scenes were clearly current day scenes...and you will see why as you read on.
The 1st night I found them filming in the popular Blarney stone Pub. Scenes seemed to only involve two actors, Michael Raymond-James & Jennifer Morrison chatting in a bar in the SoHo district of New York City. The scene was practically impossible to see any of except for a very small slivver of window that wasnt covered with black drapes. From there, all you could see was Michael, and if you angled your head the right way, for a breif moment, Jennifer would be partially in view. Not a lot to see there...and this, I didnt take many shots.
The next day, they filmed out on the street. I missed a scene earlier where Jennifer Morrison & Michael Raymond James did a chase scene that ended with 1 of them tackling the other in an alley.
When I arrived they had moved that same scene back a bit and were prepping things to shoot the chase scene that would lead to the alley tackle. Jennifer Morrison & a stunt man in place of Michael Raymond James did a scene where they ran thru New York City traffic.
The big SPOILER came after that when they moved further up the street to where this scene would start. That is when I saw a most unlikely combo of people step out of a New York City Cab together.
As the cab showed up, the 1st take I noticed Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) & Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore) get out of a cab with a 3rd person.... it wasnt till I look at the photos after the take & realized the 3rd person was...... MR. GOLD (Robert Carlyle). This is a pretty large spoiler (in my opinion) on a couple fronts. 1- Emma and Gold working together? 2- Gold is out of Storybrooke. The scene had the 3 of them get out of the cab together, look up at a building then proceed to the building before Emma stops and notices someone jumping off a fire escape & start running away (the start of the chase scene).
While many people saw the scenes in the alley & of Emma running thru traffic, very few stayed around for the largest reveal scene of the day with Mr. Gold being out of Storybrooke.
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