okay okay i just have to gush about 30 Minutes or Less.
The movie is produced by Ben Stiller and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and.. Nick Swardson i believe? It's apparently about a pizza delivery boy (Jesse Eisenberg, who evidently is only my favorite because of Zombieland. And The Squid and the Whale too i suppose.) who gets kidnapped by criminals and has to rob a bank in 30 minutes or less.
They are filming up here in Grand Rapids, and last wednesday they were doing chase scenes a block over from my street. So naturally i had to drive by after work. I went a street over from the one i knew they were filming on and accidentally ended up on THAT street. They waved me through and before i knew it i was passing the pizza car (they had 3 identical stunt cars) and then the camera. whoops.
THENNNN an hour later, my mom and i decided to walk over to see what else was going on. They were finished with shooting the chase scenes and were just wrapping up some shots they needed in suburbia. and JESSE EISENBERG WAS TOTALLY THERE. we snuck on set while the police were changing positions so basically i was 30 feet away from jesse eisenberg for a good hour. INSAAAANE. seeing a crew and all the equipment just gets me so fricken excited for my job. i want to be on a crew so badly.
see that little red dot on the porch? THAT'S DEFINITELY JESSE.
and then the next day they were filming at Vito's Pizza on Fulton which is pretty sweet. then APPARENTLY my aunt just ran into Aziz at the movies today. Grand rapids is the new hollywood.