Safe Haven Movie {Part 2}

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Good Afternoon!  Yesterday I shared with you a bit about Southport, NC and the set of the movie Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks due out on Valentine’s Day.

Today I will share with you a few of the pictures that we sneakily took while filming was taking place.  We hung out loitered on the porch of Fishy Fish Café which has the only direct view to filming as the roads are closed off at this point.  We ordered drinks and appetizers and stayed and stayed.  Now it was just Ashlyn and myself.  Max and Woods were actually on their way for the weekend.  I met a lovely friend Lori and her daughter from Mississippi while we waited and waited……We almost gave up.

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We watched the hustle and bustle of film crew set up.  Lights placed just in the right location, some huge black screen that you see to the left of the picture, cameras being set up…..and lots of laughing.  They really look like they love what they do!

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We watched this for the longest time……and snapped picture after picture!  I could show you lots, but trying to just show the highlights!

AND THEN……Julianna Hough begins to walk out of the store set carrying buckets of paint.  She turns and walks back to the store.  She does this over and over and over and over……..Now how many takes does it really take to carry buckets!

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Let’s go back and do it again!

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She is just adorable!  Bless her heart as she had to do this so many times that a guy on set started carrying those cans back for her for the next take!

Also on OSH!  Mommy/Daughter fun!!

We watched this for a long time and it was really cool to watch, but there was someone else that we’d rather see.  If we are going to sit here this long then we want a glimpse of Josh Duhamel!

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She was security that stood at Potter’s Seafood right beside us at the café.  She would holler…”Quiet on the set” to all the restaurant patrons.  I’m not sure who he really was.  He claimed to be an extra in the movie.  He is a local actor from Wilmington and works in most local movies.  She knew him so I guess he was legit.  They were quite cool.  We even started to venture over with them and hang out.  We used cute little Ashlyn as our camera girl.  She was daring enough to venture closer and closer like a little paparazzi!    Who is going to scream at a cute soon to be 8th grader!  It was such fun with our new set friends and Mississippi friends

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We got to watch Julianne dance on the side street to relax a bit in between filming.  She is cute, but where is Josh??

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But wait!  OMG!!!  There’s Josh!!!!!!!

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He leaves out of the store through a side door.  Notice the camera guy.  They are finished filming for the day so we didn’t get to see him in action.

What they are filming now is behind the scenes for the DVD when it comes out.

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He is checking crab traps.

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Behind the scenes still filming…

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Cut…filming finished for the day!  Bye Josh, bye Julianne….Josh takes the blue shirt off….I guess it is part of costumes and hands it over to someone.  And look…..he and Julianne are walking over toward us!

Also on OSH!  Homes of Historic Southport {Walking Tour}

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Josh is joking with Julianne on the narrow walkway pretending that he is going to push her off!  Shrieks and laughs by her.  At this point she is laughing and talking with us!  NO!!!!!  My camera battery is flashing low!  I wasted all of my battery on nothing pics and when I need it!  UGH!!!!!


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Bye, bye camera!  🙁  All I’m left with is my Droid X cell phone.  The remaining pics are taken with it.  So sad in that these were the most awesome photo opportunities!!!!


Julianne heads back out in the street to hang out in front of one of the beautiful historic houses.


Josh walks back out to check on his own personal crab traps.  He quickly becomes unhappy!


His crab traps are repeatedly being robbed!


Josh decided to go into Potter’s Seafood and our security friends let us go in as well.  Now this is a tiny open air fish market.  He walks in and waves.  We all converse in small talk.  Of course, we are trying so hard not to act too star struck!!!  LOL!!!


The camera guy still hanging out is such a sweetie.  Boo hiss on the camera battery.  I bet if I had my current IPhone 5 then, this pic would have been great!




He was just so sweet to us!


Sadly, I did not take this photo.  I got this off of Fergie’s Facebook page from this summer.  She was there a lot.  I thought it was a cute picture of them.  But Josh……it was too stinking hot to be sporting jeans!  As much as we were there, I can’t believe that we never ran into any of them.  They were spotted all over town like normal folk which I thought was pretty fantastic!  They were known to eat frequently at the 2 restaurants mentioned yesterday.

Also on OSH!  Blog delay....

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The little yellow building is Potter’s Seafood.  This is a little look back down the street to the local waterfront dive restaurants.  Lots of walking and bicycle riding!

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I am looking forward to the movie and picking out all of the local landmarks!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my little peek into the movie and Southport, NC.

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Tomorrow is back to regular blog posting…..starting with a yummy new recipe, Pork Piccata!

Safe Haven {set post} can be found here!

You can also see more of Southport in my walk tour posts here:

Historical Homes of Southport-Part 1

Historical Homes of Southport-Part 2

Historical Homes of Southport-Part 3



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  1. Yes, we were awe struck! He is so handsome!!! My daughter and I made a nice friend while stalking! LOL!

  2. This would have been super exciting for me! Would have hung out all day long just to get a peek at Josh, I was an avid All My Children watcher so he will always be Leo to me. He is so stinken cute, what a treat that must have been for you.
    I haven’t seen the movie yet but plan to.

  3. How cool and exciting. She is adorable. And I hear Josh is really good looking in person:) Ps.I would of hung out all day to see all this too:)

  4. Oh I just happily lived through you! 😉 I feel like I was right there! Great shots whether on your camera or phone. I’d bet it was hard not acting star struck!lol So very cool. Now I really can’t wait to see the movie…I’ll be picking out these scenes for sure!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Christy, that day will forever be 1 of my favorite memories! What a fun day we had and worth waiting in the scorching heat of the day…. oh yes it was worth it all! Great pics and you covered the experience fabulously!! Cannot wait until Thursday!

  6. Christy, that day will forever be 1 of my favorite memories! What a fun day we had and worth waiting in the scorching heat of the day…. oh yes it was worth it all! Great pics and you covered the experience fabulously!! Cannot wait until Thursday!

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