This is another reason why I love Chicago in the summer – movie magic! Being a movie buff myself, I can’t help but stare as they film movies and TV shows around the city, peeking at the make-up trailers and getting giddy when you see the cameras being set up. It’s awesome.
So on this movie-themed post, we’ll start with Tyler, my cube-neighbor Laura’s boyfriend, who is an up-and-coming actor I can now say I met “back in the day.” He came to the office today for a visit while he’s in town in the ridiculously cold Midwest and I was more than anxious to meet him. Laura keeps me posted on his acting auditions and gigs, one of which recently included an episode of NCIS. I tease her that if he gets a role on The Office that I’m pretending to be her to go visit the set…but I’m actually not kidding.
Unfortunately, Tyler didn’t bring a headshot for me (which I might later sell on eBay when he’s in Cannes as a superstar) but I slipped him my card so hopefully it’s in the mail once he’s back (wink wink.)
So check out the NCIS episode About Face
, which I had to link to because CBS.com sucks and won’t let me embed it. FYI there’s an ad in the beginning so don’t jump away too quickly.
Tyler is in the opening scene and he’s the guy in the elevator who is super cocky and doesn’t talk first in the scene, he’s the “other guy.” In real life, he’s cute, charming, got a great laugh and he smells awesome. Those are all good things in a boy. My cube-neighbor Laura’s got a good one. And seriously, he smells really good. Really good.
As I mentioned before, a movie is being filmed in the city again, and today the trailers were lined up on lower Wacker and along the river. I think it’s the Johnny Depp movie, because that’s the only one still in the city now, according to the Film Office at least.
But yeah, movie magic in Chicago. Since I’ve lived here I have been able to see the filming of the Break-Up
with Vince Vaughn on the river, Flags of Our Fathers
at the Drake (they made it rain on one block!) and Fred Claus
again with Vince Vaughn on Michigan Avenue. That one was the coolest because I was on a bus going by as they were preparing to film and he was right
Being a film buff and watching them be filmed is awesome thing I never get tired of. It’s another plus of living in the super-cool city, almost makes up for the exorbitant food and gas prices here. Not really.