My life has been feeling a little more glamorous lately. It may be my snazzy new haircut or the glow I get from running through the park at my 7:00 (AM!) boot camp, but I think I also owe a little bit of it to Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon.
These boys, and good old Jeff Bridges (sorry dude – you were neither my Footloose hunk nor my 2 Guys, a Girl, and Pizza Place crush) are getting ready to film a movie right across the street from our little old office in downtown crossing, Boston! Just beyond the now-barren Borders (wah) they’re doing work on buildings, including the one right under us, and getting ready to film a new movie starting tomorrow– R.I.P.D.
I learned all this from the very helpful workman who gave out waaaay more information than he was supposed to – maybe he was excited about Ryan’s arrival, too. Though even before we had the specifics, we knew something was fishy when the convenience store across the street suddenly (and I mean in less than 24 hours) looked like this:
Um, hello 2011? I may have a record player, but I know no one is stupid enough to open a VCR repair shop where a bustling convenience store used to be. Now this one, on the opposite side of the street is more believable, especially in this economy:
See that white building, to the right of the green awning? That’s my entry way to the office. Yep. I;m practically a part of the set – and now I have a much better incentive to get up and stroll into that part of the office between my bajillion meetings. Just to show my dorky side, I want to say that I love that they’re consistent with the building numbering – this really is 25 Milk Street. Now, I’m trying to decide if it would be acceptable to create a Yelp! account for this fictitious (but documented!) locale.
This is the best celebrity dorkiness I’ve enjoyed since I attended that Wheel of Fortune taping. I’m loving every minute of it, even before the stars show up. I’m out of town for tomorrow’s taping, but I hope to catch them later. Have you run into these dudes or any other celebrities in Beantown lately (or elsewhere)? Spill!