My (Very Long) Night on the Set of Sex and the City 2, Part #2

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Kim Cattrall and Miley Cyrus

Kim Cattrall and Miley Cyrus filming a scene where they both wear the same outfit. Please excuse the video cutting away for a few seconds at the end. Controlling 2 camera’s at once was hard!

After waiting for about an hour in the cold, the SATC 2 crew returned from their “lunch” break at around 2:45am. Shortly after, filming began again!

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Sarah Jessica and Chris, waving to the fans watching from across the street.

The second scene filmed featured Carrie, Big, Anthony, and Stanford walking the red carpet, and trying to get in to the premiere. The group was stopped by a security guard reprimanding them for being on the red carpet but not being celebrities. Then Anthony spots Samantha, and all is well. During this scene, Anthony referred to his “husband” as having the film’s tickets. Confirming rumors that Anthony and Standford do indeed get married in (or before) movie 2.

The cast filming with Kim Cattrall’s stand in.

Sarah Jessica, Chris, Willie, and Mario ran through this scene what seemed like dozens of times. At one point, director Michael Patrick King became visibly flustered when the wrong lines were read, and fake flashbulbs used in the scene did not seem to be cooperating. But the situation was quickly rectified and filming continued smoothly.
While the 4-some filmed, Kim Cattrall watched from the sidelines. Smiling at her cast mates, and hanging out with the crew.

After noticing the small crowd of photographers shooting her, Kim smiled at all of us. I mentioned loving her *very* shiny gold nail polish, and she said “thanks” and twirled her nails for the crowd.

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Kim Cattrall and crew.

All of the actors on set were more than friendly towards photographers. Excluding Sarah Jessica Parker, who while not rude, seemed a bit skittish and hid from photographers every time her scenes were completed. She was however incredibly friendly with the cast and crew, making jokes with Chris and Willie. Relaying direction from the crew (SJP is an exec. producer), and fixing their hair, etc.
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My best shot of SJP, with Willie Garson.

The rest of the cast smiled and joked about the paparazzi. Kim Cattrall smiled and winked at me numerous times over the course of the night. Chris Noth asked a photographer who shot him blowing his nose if he “wanted the kleenex with the booger in it too”. (The photographer promised to delete the photo. ) I was really impressed by the talent, friendliness, and excitement demonstrated by all the actors of this film. So many “younger” actors and actresses don’t possess half the professionalism of these people, many who have been in the industry for 20+ years. It would be good for certain younger celebrities I’ve seen on set to remember they won’t get anywhere by being standoffish, angering their fans, or acting like they are too good to be there. In the bigger picture, they are nobodies compared to these guys.

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Chris Noth getting a touch up

I was equally impressed with the friendliness of the crew. Everyone in the group, cast and crew, seemed happy to be working on this movie. The crew was extra helpful with any questions fans had about filming, and even sometimes helping to make sure the photographers got their shots. I had quite a few discussions with various PA’s and other friendly crew members about how they got this job, and what other sets they had worked on in the past. I even found out that the production was moving to Morocco for 7 weeks the following day, but would eventually be back filming in New York once again before completion.

After the main cast had filmed all of their scenes, a short scene with Tim Gunn and a lady friend entering the premiere was filmed.

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Tim Gunn.

The set started clearing out, with a large portion of the cast and crew heading back in to the theatre to warm up. A few brave fans still lined up against the barricade across the street. Most likely hotel guests who dashed in and out of their rooms to see the filming. Upstairs in the lounge, even more fans were visible watching at the window.

Right before I started to call it a night, Kim and Jason Lewis returned to the set and started rehearsing their next scene with the director. I heard Kim suggesting a few changes for Jason’s positioning during the scene.

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Jason and Kim talking to Michael Patrick King.

I finally decided it was time to head home around 5:30am. I’d been out side in the cold for nearly 10 hours, and was exhausted. By that time only one other (very friendly!) photographer was left on set. We both said our goodbyes, and decided to call it a night. Looking back, I’m glad I stayed as long as I did. It was a fun experience, and I got to see things very few people have seen or experienced. It’s something I’ll never forget, and now I can’t wait to watch the movie! I went home with over 1,000 photos. Edited down, the best 70+ images are here.

All Photos, Videos, and Content ® 2009 RS/The Greyest Ghost
Please do not use with out my permission.


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