When she’s not accepting awards or on the set of her latest movie, “The Visiting,” Hollywood hot shot Nicole Kidman is holed up in a secluded Ruxton home, where she’s staying with her children while filming scenes in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Ruxton resident, Megan Brown tells WJZ’s reporter Kathryn Brown, “I know she’s living in the area and that she’s been down to Graul’s.”
Reports of Kidman sightings are rampant, from supermarkets and gyms to dining on sushi at a low-key Towson restaurant.
Emily Blaze’s children were treated to an up-close glimpse of the star when the production filmed at their downtown school.
“They had all the vans and everything there, the stars on the doors so it was fun for them to see her,” said Blaze.
The move is leaving its mark on the city, these storefronts were created specifically for the film and even as far back as that pedestrian sign, set to look like a street in D.C.
“The Visiting” is just the latest film to grace city streets. They’re also home to the HBO series “The Wire” and Disney’s “Music High” wrapped here last month.
Hannah Byron, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, tells WJZ’s reporter Kathryn Brown “Baltimoreans are really becoming quite accustomed to a lot of film production and they’ve really been very film friendly.”
Between “The Visiting” and “Music High” films, promoters estimate the shoots have brought in about 14 million dollars to the city of Baltimore.