“Glee” Films at WSP Again Over the Weekend

Lea Michele

Hit tv show “Glee” filmed at Washington Square on Saturday, August 11th. Here’s a shot of star Lea Michele on a park bench from Just Jared Jr., entertainment blog. It is not the first time the show has filmed in the park; click here to see some really fun shots of the cast in May of 2011 dancing between the Fountain and the Arch.
Photo: Anthony Dixon/WENN.com

Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Former Village Resident, Film in the Park Earlier this Week

the actors on a park bench

Filming this week at WSP were actors Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld and Mark Ruffalo on a park bench (above). Ruffalo was at the park in October for Occupy Wall Street’s General Assembly (see below).

From The Daily Mail about the film:

Can a Song Save Your Life? sees Knightley’s character arrive in New York with her long-term love interest (Adam Levine) with the aim of pursuing a musical career together.

But Levine’s character dumps her for what he thinks will be a successful solo career without her.

In a rather typical movie twist, Levine’s character meets with a bad ending while Knightley’s Greta is happily discovered by a producer, played by Ruffalo,while singing in a bar on an open mic night.

Love and happiness ensue.

In October Ruffalo at Occupy Wall Street at the park

Ruffalo, while in town filming another time, stopped by Occupy Wall Street at WSP in October. He told me he used to live in the neighborhood or nearby (8th Street or St. Mark’s Place…? I can’t recall.) and was very concerned about NYU’s overwhelming influence. About Occupy Wall Street, the actor, also an activist, was supportive and wanted to see what was going on so he stopped by and hung around for awhile. While doing an interview by the Fountain, he said — “[I recognize] When I’m losing hope, it’s because I’m not doing enough.”

Photo, Top: Ivan Nikilov/WENN.com

Bottom: Cathryn

“Glee” Filmed at Washington Square Park Friday

“Untitled 20th Century Film Project” which I posted last week as working along Washington Square North Friday 4/29 was hit Fox television show “Glee.” Scenes from the upcoming season finale were filmed at Washington Square Park as the cast danced through the Arch and around the Fountain Plaza and it looks like fun!

Pink stars (and photos) from Pink is the New Blog which has more info about the shoot.

Photo: Splash News