I was taking Dylan to preschool this week (with Summer along for the ride) and I immediately see this on my corner.
Clearly a movie or TV shoot of some kind. So I keep walking and then I see throngs of paparazzi. Not typical city paparazzi like those I’ve seen for Hugh Jackman or Jessica Alba, but a big pack with guys like this.
That’s Hector who is A LOT nicer than he appears. Man, doesn’t he look like he could be a marine or something? Anyway, Hector tells me that everyone is waiting for Jennifer Aniston. She is filming a scene for her new move, “The Baster” with Jason Bateman at our neighborhood restaurant Barbuto.
LA “It” girl Jennifer right here in the West Village?! Hector, you better not be lying.
The rumor is she is coming out of her trailer shortly so I park my stroller and wait. Sure, Dylan might be a few minutes late for preschool but don’t you think she’d rather sacrifice a couple minutes of playdough and painting for a possible Aniston sighting. Obviously.
So we wait. And we wait. And nothing.
At one point, Aniston moves from her trailer into another trailer and the paparazzi start scrambling but I never get a glimpse of the girl.
Now we are REALLY late for preschool. And Summer starts to complain that she’s cold. Some kind of mom gene (not to be confused with mom jeans) kicks in and I realize, “Hey, maybe it’s more important for my kids to be warm than to see Jennifer Aniston.” So we say goodbye to pal Hector and head to preschool.
Later on that day, the shoot is still going on and I do get a very quick glimpse of Jason Bateman through the windows of Barbuto. And frankly, that is more than enough for me. Don’t you think?
Courtesy: Getty Images.