Had to make you squirm a little :)
No Rhonda, it wasn't Jerry Springer - I wouldn't even post if I had seen him...I would have run the other way!
Sarah was right!
After having spent the day walking over the Brooklyn bridge and back and then thru Chinatown and Little Italy we wandered into Soho.
Now you should know that these areas are all fairly close together - Manhattan is smaller than you think geographically because it is built upwards. Skyscrapers are abundant and this is where everyone lives - up in the sky or in brownstones.
We had just stopped for a coffee/tea break and then headed out to roam some more. We stopped at the APPLE store (Travellers Tip - if you are in a city that has an APPLE store this is a good place to stop, if it is convenient, to check email, blogs, message boards or whatever for free. All their computers have Internet access)
But I digress - we had just left the store and were wandering around thinking about where we would eat for supper when we came across a plethora (that's right a plethora) of black suburbany type vehicles and trailers as well as a large crowd of people.
Well, being the curious types we are we decided to see what was up and being the shy person I am, I walked right up to someone and said "What's going on? Why is everyone standing around?"
They said "Sarah Jessica Parker is in the trailer. They are filming Sex and the City 2 and we are all waiting for her to come back out."
"Reeeeeaaaaaally!!!!!" I say and whip my camera out faster than you can say "Boo". I love Sex and the City, and my sis-in-law loves it even more so I knew I had to get some photos if I could.
We stood there for about 15 minutes and were just about to leave when a commotion happens down the block and…...
She wasn't very smiley or pleased to see the fans it seems.
We wait a little longer and are kept amused by the waiting crowd. Every so often someone comes out of the trailer and the crowd goes "oooooooooooooh" and when it isn't Sarah they all would go "aaaaaaawwwwwwwww!"
Then she did come out - and she was lovely taking the time to say "Hi" and wave to everyone and pose for a couple of photos. Then she left to go to set and the crowd swarmed after her so we followed the crowd because they amused us.
Sarah Jessica Parker a.k.a Carrie Bradshaw
Right around the corner is where they are filming a scene for the new movie. So we hung for a bit with the rest of the folks...and....
Kristin Davis a.k.a Charlotte York strolls by with her bodyguard.
Next up Kim Catrall a.k.a Samantha Jones arrives.
Let me tell you...the women in the crowd ( and it was mostly women) squealed with excitement when she came by...actually squealed!
The Paparazzi snapping the celebs! Don't they seem pleased with themselves.
We thought we might stay for a while to watch a scene being filmed but they shooed us away like little flies! Oh and we happened to talk to a fellow who lived in the area and he asked us what was going on. When we told him he said "oh $%^@, I am so annoyed by those girls...I mean they bring good business to the city but how would you like it if your street was constantly being shut down for shooting and you had tourists and paparazzi hanging outside of your apartment all day!"
Point taken! We did make sure to tell him we had just stumbled across this and it wasn't the reason we had come to New York...seemed to make him happier and he wished a pleasant time in NY.
New Yorkers, you gotta love 'em. They are definitely honest!
P.S. If you click on the pictures they as Cinn says "Embiggen"