Lincoln RVA

If you aren’t living in RVA right now you’re clearly not drinking the kool-aid for the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln.  It is literally being shot in front of me, no, not because I am not an extra, lets be real there were no half asians in Lincoln’s entourage, but my office window overlooks the capitol.

this set makes me a bad employee everyday

this set makes me a bad employee everyday

I feel weirdly like TMZ, but there are so many celebz in RVA right now I have my eyes peeled everywhere I go, camera ready.  However, since pretty much any older bearded man with a hat on looks like Steven Spielberg, I have had a lot of false double takes.  In addition to this famous director Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, and Joseph Gordon Levitt are all in Richmond.  Apparently Levitt, my favsies, has been spotted at some of my favorite spots; The Camel and The Black Sheep.  I have this fantasy that I run into him and we sit on a bench and he draws the RVA skyline on my arm like he does on Zooey Deschanel’s in 500 Days of Summer:

littttleeee crazy...maybe...

littttleeee crazy...maybe...

I went for a walk around the set on Sunday and they really have transformed Capitol Square.  They dumped tons of dirt on the road to make it look more authentic:

I am sure all the Son's of Virginia on the monument are like wtfffff

I am sure all the Son's of Virginia on the monument are like wtfffff why is all this dirt here!!

tractors are there to ensure all the pavement is covered

tractors are there to ensure all the pavement is covered

They are constructing houses, storing canons, and even built a facade in front of the capitol to make it look more like White House did at the time:

see how the roof is fake for lighting purposes?

see how the roof is fake for lighting purposes?

anyone downtown wanna start meeting for lunch in here?

anyone downtown wanna start meeting for lunch in here?

camp out

camp out

just a canon in the middle of richmond...as one does

just a canon in the middle of richmond...as one does

They stopped mowing the lawn and brought in tons of bags of leaves to make the set look more realistic:

they look like dead bodies, but they are just leaves...i think

they look like dead bodies, but they are just leaves...i think

keep trying to justify the mess that is capitol square...go on

keep trying to justify the mess that is capitol square...go on "intentional"

The coolest part is that Daniel Day Lewis is a method actor, meaning he is IN CHARACTER ALL THE TIME.  He is living in Churchill and some of my friends have talked to him and they said it is like they are just chillin’ with Abraham Lincoln, nbd.  He also has a very fun beard right now:

oh diddle

oh diddle

I for one am excited the see the movie since I have seen the progression of the filming while getting distracted from work.  I just hope I get to see one of these all star cast members before they stop shooting on December 19th.

leave no stone unturned, no tent uninspected

leave no stone unturned, no tent uninspected

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I’m Bty. I live. I blog.
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8 Responses to Lincoln RVA

  1. Leslie Welsh says:

    If you see Joseph G-L I will die of jealousy. Thank goodness I don’t live in Richmond, or I would have been arrested for stalking by now.

  2. Alisa Abbott says:

    i like your new bag. it looks like you would literally put messages in it.

  3. I want to see Sally Field SOOOOOOOOO BADDDDDDDDDDD. Where would Sally eat?! What would Sally dooooo?! I am wracking my brain trying to figure this out.

    • btypes says:

      Sadly I can answer that Lauren. Sally has been spotted at Comfort and Lift Cafe on Broad St. Supposedly she is staying at the Jefferson Hotel and orders 2 things for breakfast every morning…but mysteriously sends one of them back. So stay near those areas and I bet you would get a glimpse! Courtesy Bty TMZ

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