Sarah Jessica Parker Sighted Filming in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights resident/author Valerie Frankel snapped a few “Saskwatch-like” photos of Sarah Jessica Parker filming scenes for I Don’t Know How She Does It on Garden Place yesterday. Despite production staffers — who had no trouble taking EVERY SINGLE PARKING SPACE IN BROOKLYN HEIGHTS THIS WEEK — shooing her off, Val returned with this report: The film adaptation of the funny novel “I Don’t Know How She Does It” is shooting today on my block. I snapped this photo of Sarah Jessica Parker AFTER I was surrounded by PAs and told to put my camera away. The photos I got BEFORE then are useless. She’s blocked by a tree and I wasn’t allowed to get closer. So, I have failed you, five blog readers, in my quest. In real life, she is even tinier than you’d think. Not Snooki tiny. About the size of a typical fifteen year old girl.

The entire scene consisted of SJP walking out of the brownstone with the pumpkins, saying maybe three lines of dialogue to a child actor, walking down the stoop (in very high heels), and “CUT.” SJP was then escorted five yards to a waiting big black SUV (the headlight and bumper are visible in the lower left corner of the photo), handed into it (like a real lady), flanked on either side by handlers. The driver sped in reverse down the block to her trailer parked on another block.

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  • Billy Reno

    She is tiny and darling up close. I’ve appeared in several episodes of Sex and the City and she is an absolute fireball!

  • GOD

    A vial fornicatress, she is.

  • Claude Scales

    A “vial fornicatress”–does that mean she practices fornication in vitro?

  • DrewB

    Any would be photogs should be aware. You are allowed to take pictures of anything and anyone you like on public streets. Contrary to what PA’s may tell you, courts have ruled time and again that no one (including film crews) can claim right to privacy as long as they are on public streets. The city gives them VERY limited control in restricting where you walk while they are actively filming (ie asking you to wait or be quite during a take), but the cannot legally prevent you from photographing anything that takes place on city streets.

    “As Bert Krages, an attorney who specializes in photography-related legal problems and wrote Legal Handbook for Photographers, says, “The general rule is that if something is in a public place, you’re entitled to photograph it.” What’s more, though national-security laws are often invoked when quashing photographers, Krages explains that “the Patriot Act does not restrict photography; neither does the Homeland Security Act.” But this doesn’t stop people from interfering with photographers, even in settings that don’t seem much like national-security zones.”

  • val

    Warning to Heights residents: New signs up today say the production is returning next Tuesday and Wednesday. More parking restrictions for car owners. BUT—another chance to get a decent photo.
    Thanks for the plug, Homer!

  • AEB

    Sarah Jessica Parker! Greg Kinnear! Santana! How much better can it get?

  • Johnny

    I used to like Sarah, now she lost it, “success/money” turns so many heads in the wrong direction, a shame

  • Buddy Holly

    Who cares about SJP and the other do-das making a film here? Certainly not me.

    But, I certainly do hope they’ll give their left-over catered food to the Senior Center on 55 Pierrepont Street. (Those people do deserve our care.)

    The Production Company should also contact and give the Jubilee Center at 55 Pierrepont Street a nice donation for the burden they’ve put on the whole neighborhood over the past few weeks of filming.

    Don’t ya think so too?

  • Johnny

    We have to care (lightly obviously in this case), even you, you seems to care as you are suggesting that they donate food or money to local centers

    better pictures here:

  • Buddy Holly

    No, I don’t care at all for celebrities. They are too full of themselves.

    It is just that if you are going to take something away from the neighborhood (parking), you should give something back to the neighborhood (donations).

    If you don’t give something back – you’re totally useless, and should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  • travy

    if a pa ‘shooshes’ me i simply inform them i live here and it’s a public street. if they touch me i rip their arm off and beat them with it.

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  • Buddy Holly

    Play this one after your car gets towed.

  • Heather Quinlan

    I love full-of-themselves celebrities!!!!!

  • Jazz

    Not for nothin’ but this is a far more interesting story than the Brooklyn Paper’s professional guy with a camera gets a clear picture. This is an account of one resident’s real brush with this inconvenient film shoot.

  • Buddy Holly

    Heather, when you stick a pin in one, do you hear the sound of air escaping? Do they deflate into a pile of latex – after wildly flying around the room, crashing into things? That must be fun!

  • Buddy Holly

    I also understand if you rub up against them long enough, they will stick to you for a while. Then they naturally deflate and fall away.

  • really

    i’m not sure i understand. You don’t like celebrities or the parking problem, but you will beat a production person to take one? I know you are joking but this is silly.

  • bklyn20

    If you breathe the air around while they’re violently deflating, do you become a charter member of Alvin and the Chipmunks?

  • travy

    really- if i’m ever caught photographing a celebrity please rip my arm off and beat me with it.