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Starring Wash E. Words as herself

Written by washwords on February 22, 2009 – 3:00 pm

So everyone’s abuzz about the Oscars. Me, well i finally saw ONE nominee Frost/Nixon yesterday. And that’s where it happened:  a trailer for “my” movie, State of Play.

State of Play, for those new to the blog, or who somehow missed their E! update of how WW is involved in this major motion picture, event, is a new film starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, based on a BBC miniseries of the same name.

And it was filmed IN DC, and, well more specifically, at WASHWORDS PAD (well okay, at a “nearby building” so near that they asked me, WW, to place lights in my window to backlight the scene! and paid me for it! so near that if a friend and I were to jump up and down behind the fake sheers they taped up to look like curtains in my living room, in our jammies, you might, just might catch a glimpse of us.)

And then, not only that, but they asked me, Washwords, to play the vital role of “Fish Market Patron” in a critical scene. I don’t want to be a spoiler or give away anything, but let’s just say … watch closely should you happen to spy a Fish Market Patron in a brown coat and adorable baseball hat-style knit cap, looking verrry cute. I mean I didn’t want to steal Russell’s moment or anything… but… talent can’t always be held back, y’know?

So look closely at this trailer below.

See the scene where Ben Affleck is being a Congressman at the CAPITOL? yah, that’s the Masonic Temple on 16th Street. See that sheer curtain over Ben’s head while Russell is yelling at him? I’m pretty sure WW might be right behind there. And see second 1:31 and then again at 1:34? It’s… the fish market!!!

Needless to say the producers didn’t want to let me be seen in a trailer but look closely, cause, I’m just about to or have just slammed right into Russell (okay, a few feet behind him) and in a later moment of cinematic glory, I’m going to … purchase some fish!!!! Really! and “fake make change with the fish monger!”

I KNOW! yah, it’s a gift. And hey, at least it seems not the entire fish market scene is cut. I have hopes.

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3 Comments to “Starring Wash E. Words as herself”

  1. david zen-kennedy Says:

    Hi. . . this is neat. A large portion of the film ragtime was done in our neighborhood. . . near the end of the film as the family is leaving their home – that’s me across the street watching (out of camera range).

    also. . . I added all of your ideas / comments to the a to z love posting and, I hope, corrected the link. Thanks again.

    david zen-kennedys last post: a to z Love part 2


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    Washwords Says: ha- out of camera range! love it! I’ll look for you if you look for me on the big screen. and I love your updated loveee post. thanks for sharing the love and crediting me as much as you did. Really appreciate it!
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  2. Some guy named "me" Says:

    I hear a rumor (actually a rumour) that the film makers were so impressed with the performance of Fish Market Patron, that they’re going to digitally insert her into the original BBC version as well. (Hmmmm, was there a fish market scene IN the original?)


    WASHWORDS SAYS: ha ha ha. ummm no. but i think they’re going to add one! it’s going to be colorful and have LOT’s of misused apostrophes. The price we pay for fame!
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  3. Cyndy Says:

    That’s really cool! Congratulations!

    Cyndys last post: school, school, school, school

    WW says: Thanks Cyndy! Lemme know what you think… of me and my hat.

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