Sightings of Hollywood stars continue in Massachusetts with shoot in Boston, Plainville – CBS Boston


PLAINVILLE (CBS) – In Massachusetts, the presence of production trucks and film crews is common as Hollywood continues to move into Bay State.

“Every summer it seems like a wonderful movie is made and it’s fun to watch. It’s like living on a set, ”said Karla Unroe, visiting Boston.

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On Monday, production was underway at Don’s Diner in Plainville for the upcoming sci-fi movie “The Mothership” starring Halle Berry.

“They approached me about it. And asked us if they could use it. They had looked at several restaurants in the area, I guess in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and I guess we preferred ours, ”said Perry Perreault, restaurant co-owner.

“We are really excited. Don’s Diner was in Plainville, his grandfather started it in 1936. We have always been there. It’s a bit of history and now we’re going to be in the movies, ”added co-owner Lynne Perreault.

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been the site of many major film productions, with filming taking place at the historic hotel earlier this month for “Spirited” starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell.

“We see customers coming and they specifically visit our hotel and restaurant because they want to be where the A-listers have been. They want to grace the same halls as Kate Hudson, Christian Bale, manager Greta Gerwig, and now Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell with “Spirited,” said Lauren Soriano, public relations manager at Fairmont Copley Plaza. ,

According to the Massachusetts Film Office website, six projects are currently in production within the Commonwealth, one of them being “Confess, Fletch” with Jon Hamm. Filming for the film was underway at Union Park in the South End on Tuesday.

“I think it’s great. I really do. I’ve lived in places, they would love to have something like this,” said Aileen Thomson, a South End resident.

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“This is one of the longest stays we have had. Usually it’s a day or two, it’s well over a week. But I think there’s some excitement in the neighborhood about what’s going on, ”said Union Park Neighborhood Association vice president James Alan Fox.

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