Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Unusual Run Ins

A couple of years ago, G. Clooney came to town to make the movie "Leather Heads". Our run in with him was just a chance meeting. Hubby and I were having lunch at a little restaurant in the town of Greer. We had finished and got into our vehicle and a van pulled up behind us. Low and behold quite a few guys got out and there was George and his crew. He was there to sign contracts with some of the store owners that were allowing their stores or store fronts to be used in the movie.

We had no camera with us--but a news reporter had one and took this picture.When George came back to film the movie we had another encounter with him as we watched some of the filming. He was dressed for the movie in this picture. Hubby was taking the pic with the zoom on, no less, and we have a super close up of our noses. lol


The day my sis arrived a couple of weeks ago, we picked her up at the airport and headed to lunch. She wanted to go downtown to Brick Street Cafe. We take all our company there at least once. Very old bldg. turned into a quaint little restaurant with great food and pastries.


As we entered a waiter told us "As The World Turns" was filming upstairs for an upcoming episode. We went up looking for a table and ran into one of the crew members. I asked how they came to pick Greenville to film. He said they go wherever the town is receptive to them.

They were filming right in front of us and finished a scene while we were still talking to the crew member. A couple of the stars walked right up to us.

Here is hubby with Michael Parks, a.k.a. Jack and Mark Collier, a.k.a. Mike.



This is sis and I with executive producer Chris Goutnan.



Now our turn to get a hug from the guys.



There's never a dull moment around this town.
Hubby thinks he was standing where the camera was filming and might be in an episode. We'll see. The segments air on Nov. 11th, 12th, & 13th.
That's what's happening around our neck of the woods.

13 comments:

STITCHINPRIM said...

WOW !! WHAT EXCITEMENT !! GEORGE CLOONEY IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS.. IS HE AS FUNNY IN PERSON AS IN HIS FILMS? MY FAVORITE IS "O' BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?"
AND THEN THE FILMING OF A SOAP OPERA... YOU GUYS ARE CELEBRITIES..
ALWAYS GREAT TO READ YOUR POSTS..

BLESSINGS,
MAURINE

Heather said...

wow, how cool! And George Clooney, woo hoo! I need to move to your town, lol.

Shelia said...

Can I touch you? Oh, how wonderful to meet these folks, who, by the way look warm and fuzzy. That George is so handsome,isn't he? I may need to come for a visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ceekay said...

Love your sweater Ro!!!

Debbie said...

WOW! How very lucky you were, George is mmmgood! And I can tell from your blog that you did make these people feel welcome in your hometown as you are a very welcoming person. Very nice pictures!

9405018--Pat said...

Wow how cool is that! George Clooney is a doll....I'll be watching as the World Turns...love that soap...thanks for sharing.....Pat H

Happy@Home said...

You sure do know how to show your sister a good time :-)
How fun to have the pictures. Is he as handsome in person?

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think I recognize that restaurant, isn't it the one we went to with you? How exciting to be there with the filming going on!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I hope you are having a Happy Birthday! Will you have some exciting posts about what you are doing to celebrate?

Katherine

Joy said...

Wow, how exciting. I would be even excited to see George but to get a picture with him was awesome.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow!!! Great pictures! How nice for you to meet them!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Friend, WOW lots of excitement for you and family and how wonderful to meet and take pics with George Clooney!! and the stars from the soap opera. You girls and your hubby look like celebs too in the pics. All of you just gorgeous!! I love your hair!!

Your town is a hoppin place and so friendly. I want to visit there now!! Hey,did your hubby get in an episode? Did you watch for him? How fun!!

Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. We are getting company from North Carolina for one week and I am doing the dinner. Lots to do and it is getting close. Somehow it all works out!!
Take good care sweets and see you again soon.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dawn said...

What fun! Did he show up in an episode?