HBO’s Girls has made a point to cast more diversely in its second season. Apparently all that lobbying from the unicycle-riding Bob Ross-type lobby really got through to them. The New York Observer dug up these recent casting notices for the second season of girls, and they are, uh, oddly specific. (more…)
Our friend Olive Hui was an extra in a Brooklyn party scene on the episode of Girls scheduled to air this Sunday and took this video of some late-night singalong in the extras’ holding area (and not on the actual set, which would be against the rules). She says: “Overnight shoots are fun but inevitably rough. People were delirious. A small singing circle started in the middle of the holding area where we keep all our belongings towards the end of the night. A guitar & drumsticks were all we had. Cee-Lo Green’s “F*&# You” happened to be the last song of the night before we were wrapped.”
Maybe it’s the Cee-Lo, but this video seems more diverse than I’ve seen on the show; plus it’s really cute. Say it with me now: “I see you drivin’ around town with the Girls I love…” (more…)
Them hipsters get so much hate, except from Hollywood, who seems to have an endless thirst for “authentic” looking people to fill out scenes. Kensington Prospect reports Blue Bloods (that cop show starring Tom Selleck’s mustache) is seeking “real looking Brooklyn working class neighborhood types” for extra work tomorrow, and they’ll pay you $85 a day for your real-looking-ness. They want Hasidic Jews, conservative Muslims, elderly people, hipsters, men with long hair, people with tattoos, Polish types … so, basically, everyone in Brooklyn? Hey if they’re willing to pay instead of just turning the camera on, let em. To apply, email a picture and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.