Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Star-struck kibitzers mob first-day ‘Bourne’ shoot


“I heard Rachel Weisz couldn’t believe people in the Philippines knew her,” Venus Reinoso, who is from Quezon City, said. “Is she kidding? I’m her No. 1 fan!”
Reinoso found Weisz quite tall at five feet eight inches and “really, really beautiful in person.” Of course the starry-eyed young woman wanted to take snapshots of her idol with a phone camera, like a few intrepid others had quickly done. But when her turn came, Reinoso said, a crew member had stopped her.
Reinoso, 22, said she felt shivers up her spine upon seeing Academy Award-winning actress Weisz in the flesh Wednesday morning, right in the middle of San Andres Public Market in Manila’s Malate district.
The British actress arrived in Manila on Sunday night to work on the Hollywood spy-thriller, “The Bourne Legacy.”
On Wednesday, Weisz was sighted at 9 a.m., in a black tank top and blue jeans. She walked a total of seven minutes from her van—which was parked at the nearby San Andres Complex—to the actors’ holding area in Barangay (village) 705.
It was quite a walk, since a large part of the area had been cordoned off for traffic and crowd control. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel kept onlookers at bay. Given the occasional shrieks and mild scuffles, the fans were generally cooperative and mostly just curious.
In the holding area, Weisz met up with the filmmaker Tony Gilroy, who was just as casually clad, in denims and a white button-down shirt.

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