Yesterday, when I was trying to walk to my office, I had my first encounter with Hollywood cinema. No sadly, I wasn't asked to be an extra and I didn't see any movie stars.
The excitement was that they blocked off the street that I needed to walk through to get to my office. I asked a police officer about it and he said that they had to let me get through for work. So I walked up to the movie people and told them my predicament. One guy asked where I worked. I pointed to the very tall building down the street. It's a pretty quick walk from where I parked. He said it would be easiest if I just walked around. Yeah, easier for him! How rude! He wouldn't let me walk through, so I had to walk all the way around a very large block. I found out the same thing happened to my co-worker. She's pretty scrappy and was really not happy about it. I took the picture above after I left the office in the evening.
Since I was being put out, I did ask what movie was filming. He said it was Pink Panther 2. I didn't see the first one, but I had planned on renting it. Steve Martin is one of my all-time favorites. I've had just a wee bit of a crush on him for oh, let me see... Well, maybe about 27 years! I cannot even explain to you how wonderful I think he is. To me he is a modern day Renaissance Man. He does it all!
I just checked his website, that I linked to above, and saw that he has two books coming out. One is a memoir called Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life, which will be coming out on November 20th. I'll definitely be getting this book! The other is a children's book about the alphabet called, The Alphabet From A To Y With Bonus Letter Z! That sounds so cute! It will be coming out even sooner, on October 23rd.
If I could have met him, it would have just made my day and been an excellent early birthday present. I asked if Steve Martin was there and the guy in a very mean and scowly faced manner said "No." So much for my Hollywood in Boston excitement.
There are three movies filming in Boston right now and we're just not used to it. The street shutting down thing is annoying, but there has also been a lot of talk about all the stars around. There have been a ton of them and I guess they're all still around. But for me, well it's kind of all about Steve. I'm getting ready to go to work again in a bit and they're supposed to be filming in the same area through tomorrow. Yesterday I only had my camera phone. Today I'm bringing my camera. Just in case.