I was taking my own sweet time adjusting my camera, hoping to get a good shot of the entrance of the Irish Hunger Memorial. Just couldn’t seem to get it right.
Finally I got a decent shot and I started walking out of the tunnel-like entrance and I saw them! It took me an instant to recognize them as they appeared too vigilant of their surrounding to be ‘normal people’…
Seizing the opportunity to get a picture with a celebrity (yes, that’s unlike me) as I never had a camera whenever I saw one, I asked, “Excuse me…err”, the lady paused for a split second and the guy pulled her away. Sensing the animosity, I stopped. I had wanted to ask, “Excuse me, are you the Transformer guy, can I take a picture with you?”
Yes! It’s Shia Labeouf and Carey Mulligan. They were holding hands and appeared just like a couple. I guess I might be luckier if I was carry a small point-and-shoot camera instead of hanging a giant DSLR with a humongous zoom lens down my neck. I do look like one of the Paparazzi. I turned around and snapped a few shots but did not follow them into the Memorial.
Apparently, they are in town shooting the Movie, “Wall Street 2, Money Never Sleeps”. It is set to release in April 2010. And to answer the question, do they look like co-stars hanging out? No, they definitely looked like a couple on a date.
Mira, the unusual and unwilling Paparazzi just taking her morning walk….(Check out what I saw after this.)
Where: Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City, New York City
When: 11:05 am on Oct 23, 2009
Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel