If you walked by the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 117th Street tonight (October 12), you may have noticed Gwyneth Paltrow and Mark Ruffalo were dining at Lido Italian Restaurant and Bar in Harlem? Well, sort of. They were actually in character for their upcoming movie called Thanks for Sharing. The entire scene was a dining out scene at Lido Harlem. Hope they mention their location in the script!
This is such a big compliment for Lido Harlem. They haven’t even been open for a year and now they have big name movie stars filming in their restaurant. The film scouts clearly liked the design and layout of the restaurant or they would not have chosen it. When you take pictures of Lido, it is very photogenic. The place comes out vibrant in pictures.
I had a quick exchange with Mark Ruffalo as I stopped him to take a photo. I told him the food at Lido Harlem is excellent. He said, “yeah, I’ll have to tell my wife about it.” You do that Mark! There is some great dining out places in Harlem and Lido Harlem is one of them!
Remember when we spotted beautiful bike messengers in Harlem last summer? They were actually the actors in the film called Premium Rush and they were all over Harlem in character back in July and August 2010! They are back, but this time on film and Harlem is starring in the film as well. It’s obvious Columbia University is in the film. Watch the trailer below and tell us where you see Harlem in the film.
Back in July, we told you about how the lead actors of Premium Rush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (Entourage), were spotted filming in Harlem. They have been filming throughout the City (and a good portion in Harlem) most of the summer. Well, it looks like the cast of Premium Rush will be back again in Harlem filming…this Thursday. There were signs stapled over the weekend on every tree or taped to every pole along 110th Street, starting from Columbus Avenue all the way to Broadway. The red papered signs say Premium Rush will be filming from 11 AM to 11 PM on August 19th. Columbia Pictures gave locals five days notice. I wonder why?
So if you want to see some filming action and actors playing bike messengers at the base of Harlem, head on over there. But please, if a production assistant does not let you get close to the set, we encourage you to walk away and tell them to have a nice day. Take the high road and leave the violent altercations to those folks located you know where (wink, wink)!
If you’ve seen these two individuals in the photos below biking around Harlem, don’t hire them or give them a package to deliver. First,they are way too cute and second, these are actually the lead actors for Premium Rush, a film about a bike messenger who picks up a package at Columbia University. Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dania Ramirez (“Heroes”) star in the film and have been on set in Harlem the past two days.
On Monday, they were filming along West 110th Street from Manhattan Ave to Amsterdam Avenue. Today, Tuesday, they were spotted at 145th Street and Broadway. I think it’s fair to say the director picked some hills that stretch far for biking scenes. Some of us have biked around Harlem and can attest our hills can give you a workout. I wonder if Joseph and Dania have experienced what we have?
Premium Rush is expected to be in theaters in 2011!
Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:19
By HarlemGal Ugly Betty is in the barrio, El Museo del Barrio that is, which is located at East 105th Street and Fifth Avenue. Fellow blogger Austin2Harlem tipped us off that the now cancelled TV show is taping one of their last episodes at the Latino cultural institution today! The cast and crew were onsite yesterday as well!
I am so bummed about the cancellation of this show. I am a fan! I really liked watching Betty Suarez, played by America Ferrera, even though the character is from Queens. Glad to know the cast and crew filmed in Spanish Harlem.
There is about eight episodes left to air. See the final season on Wednesday nights on Channel 7!