The cast of Monte Carlo was shooting at Corvin last night, on Friday (may 25th) in Óbuda, Budapest.
Jenny, Dora and myself went out to the small street next to it, called Ponty street, because we heard they’ll have some scenes there before they’d go to Corvin. It was 3 in the afternoon, so still quite early. Unfortunately it was only some small crowd scene with a cab, and some antonym schoolgirls walking on the street. Since this half of Budapest is lying on a smaller mountain, the streets are bumpy, so they had quite a hard time to get everything just right. Above all that, after half an hour of shooting, it started raining.
We decided to walk back down to Corvin place. By the time the crewmen already started to build up two other sets for two different scenes down there.
One was an other crowd scene with people in a cafeteria, the other one was up on the upper side of the road, but we couldn’t see anything up there yet, except for microphones and some cameras already in place.
The first one to show up was Luke Bracey, who plays Leighton Meesters love interest. He has a very sweet australian accent, and he was so hot, that the temperature rose by his very presence.
By the time it was 8 o’clock, and we still haven’t seen neither Leight, nor Katie (we knew Selena won’t be there that day) but we kept holding on.
Then a motorcycle showed up, with two figures on it. One of them was wearing a grey bathrobe and a blue helmet, the other one was Luke Bracey. The one in the blue helmet was Leighton. They started shooting a small scene where Leight and Luke were riding on the bike, up to the other place we couldn’tse before that.
Some stupid people from the crowd that stood with us was stupid enough, to take photos with flashlight on, so the crew people sent us further back, and we couldn’t see anything. That was, when we decided, to go to the other side of the place, the one, with the “cafeteria” building and the crowd scene. When we got there, people told us, that Katie walked by a few minutes before we got there. We were quite sad, but in a few minutes she showed up again, in a beautiful yellow prom dress, but she couldn’t stop by, she had work to do, so we waited on, and on…
At about half past ten, Leighton came over to us, still wearing the same robe she wore before, and she signed us every single piece of paper we gave her. She seemed very tired, but was very nice, and we could even took photos with her.
Then we waited…
And we waited…
It was three in the morning, when Katie finally showed up again. All along she was filming a scene with Leighton up there on the steps, at the other set.
She couldn’t see us, but I called out ‘Hey Katie’, and she turned immediately, said hi, and I asked her, if we could get autographs. She was still wearing that amazing dress, but had a grey jacket over it, because it was freezing cold. ‘Just a sec,’ she said, she grabbed some food and a cup of hot tea, and in a sec she stood in front of us, was talking to us. ‘Are you guys having fun?’, she asked, then we explained that we were waiting for her for about ten hours now, and she was like ‘Ten hours? That’s so long!’ she seemed amazed, or simply just thought we were totally insane. She gave us autographs, and we got to take photos with her too. My girlfriend unintentionally stepped on her dress, and she was like ‘It’s okay, no problem!’ then wished us a good night, thanked for being there, and went back to the set.
And do you guys know, what’s the best thing about seeing Katie in person? She’s like any people you meet. She behaves like she wouldn’t be the actress from our favorite tv-shows or anything. She treats you like a human being, that’s how she thanks, for treating her like that too. She’s definitely the nicest star I’ve ever met.