Today marked the arrival of Hillary Duff on the Gossip Girl set, filming her guest spot as Olivia, Vanessa’s new roommate. “Olivia Burke” is ” a movie star who enrolls at NYU in search of a traditional college experience.”
She joined cast members Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley filming what looked a like a morning run to a coffee and donut cart.
The cast filmed at the cart for over two hours, switching angles and directions half way thorough. At one point, an extremely rude paparazzi (one of the most obnoxious I’ve ever encountered) threw a fit after being asked by a crew member for his press credentials. He started screaming, and firing off his camera so much that the clicking shutter disrupted even Penn Badgley, who was visibly annoyed and yelled out “We’re filming here!” at the rude photographer. The entire audience laughed as he was chased off the set. The paparazzi presence was larger today than any other day I’ve been on set. Likely due to it being Hillary’s first day. It was great to see some new faces like Hillary and Chace this time I visited the set. Maybe next time I’ll finally get to see Blake!
(I also went to the sets of Eat, Pray, Love and Going the Distance today, but sadly there was no outdoor filming going on.)