Oh, The Irony: OWS Protest March Accidentally Crashes Gossip Girl Set
9:00 am, October 27th | by Hillary Reinsberg
As Occupy Wall Street protesters marched northwards into Greenwich Village last night, something most ironic happened — they crashed the set of Gossip Girl, the show that famously glorifies the 0.01 percent.
An onlooker tells Mogulite that the Gossip Girl cast was filming outside of Panchito’s, a restaurant on Bleecker and Macdougal Streets, when a loud and rowdy group Occupy Wall Streeters walked right through the set. Gossip Girl, of course, follows “the scandalous lives of “Manhattan’s elite” — fictional lives — but still. Pretty great, no?
The onlooking and live-tweeting audience agreed — a pretty great juxtaposition. Here’s how it went down. According to @Newyorkist, it was a pretty lively scene:
“On bleecker. Many bystanders. It’s like a parade. With drums and bag pipes. #ows crowd chanting: join us”
According to Greg Mitchell (@GregMitch), they asked the cast to join in:
NY marchers pass set of “Gossip Girl” shooting in Village, yell ‘”join us.” Fat chance. Tho maybe Teamsters will.
We also found a video from @valchis, who shot the whole scene from an apartment above the action.
Here’s a photo of the Gossip Girl crew, from Andrew Katz (@Katz):
Our sources nearby said that the protesters eventually passed through , and the crew got back to filming. Oh, if only Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf were real — can’t you see them getting into an epic brawl with protesters? And we’d love to see Dan and Rufus Humphrey feeling conflicted about whether to play it safe with their Upper East Side cohorts or follow their anticapitalist hearts and get down there in Zuccotti Park. Gossip Girl writers — find a way to work this into the script, please.
[Top photo: @christopherfong]