Archive for May, 2011

The snow is  still there even though it’s approaching 90 degrees. Gotta feel sorry for the extras who have to dress up as if it’s the middle of Winter. Early this morning filming was happening in front of Grazi and the Chop House on Main St in Ann Arbor. Jason Segel was there, switching from T-shirt to winter clothes between takes which involved him waiting outside the Chop House and going into Grazi.

Touching up the snow a little. It’s melting fast!


I know the weather has sucked recently, but snow in Ann Arbor in May?

Or could it be that the Five Year Engagement is filming downtown today?

The Five Year Engagement is filming today at Zingerman’s Bakehouse,  3711 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor.  The Bakehouse and the Creamery are still open. Today I enjoyed Pecan bread and a raspberry gelato for dessert!

They’re filming in the baking area of the Bakehouse, and you can see the set through the glass window in the store although screens and reflection make it a little difficult! Jason Segel and Emily Blunt were on set, although I didn’t recognize either of them at first. No pictures of Emily today, but we did almost rub shoulders in the store. When someone called her Emily and started fixing her hair I finally realized. I think managing to not recognize the movie star lost me some serious Movie Stalker Points today. There are Movie Stalker Points, right?

Squint and you can see the cameras and screens through there. Really. Apparently Jason’s character is a baker at the real Zingerman’s. It’s very cool that Zingerman’s will get actual credit in the movie. See, Rick Snyder? How good is this for Michigan businesses? Very, of course. But no one reading this blog thinks otherwise, so I’m obviously preaching to the choir.

See that big guy in the woolly hat?

Yes, it’s Jason Segel with some interesting facial hair. There was more, but he peeled it off right in front of me. Looked like it hurt.

Add several Movie Stalker Points for this. Take off a couple because my flash was turned off. Also I think I may have lost one for not getting any pictures of Emily Blunt who was right behind me.

Jason says he is having a blast in Ann Arbor!

Five Year Engagement filmed all day today at the Salem-Walker Church, 7150 Angle Rd, Salem, MI. Crews moved in early and they were still filming a funeral scene in the church yard when I left at around 8:30 pm. Only a few locals were watching filming. Jason, Alison, Emily and Chris were all on set, but Jason had wrapped for the day when I arrived.

If anyone ever doubted that I am above all a movie stalker and not the real paparazzi, behold the blurry results of my point and shoot camera in dim lighting. I knew the minute my new Canon came out, I’d be quietly moved on, so I had to slum it today.

Thanks as always to On Location Vacations for the heads-up for the filming location. I had no idea I’d be heading out for an evening adventure.

Five Year Engagement filming today and tomorrow (May 6 and & 7) at Randy’s Roadhouse Bar-B-Que in Onsted, MI. It’s right on US-12. Base Camp is across the street. Security is tight and the road is kinda dangerous! Good luck, Michigan Movie Stalkers 🙂