Alison LaFroscia was expecting actress Kate Hudson to be shooting photos for her new film, “Something Borrowed,” inside her Centerport home (shown here) on Friday, so she was a little disappointed when only the actress playing Hudson as a child showed up.
The girls playing the young Hudson’s character and the young Ginnifer Goodwin’s character posed together for still photos in LaFroscia’s living room, kitchen, bathroom and on her back deck.
“They took tons of still photos of the girls brushing their teeth, sharing an ice-cream cone at my kitchen table and doing some ... dancing on my deck,” LaFroscia says.
LaFroscia was told the photos would be used for either a photo album flashback scene or for a wedding video in the movie, which is scheduled for release in 2011.
About 15 to 20 people came with the girls, including moms, grandmas, makeup artists and prop people, LaFroscia says. Emily Kosiczky, the 11-year-old fifth grader from Floral Park who is playing the young Goodwin, brought mom Tricia and grandmother Antonia, for instance. She’d just recently been discovered by a representative of “New Faces” at Roosevelt Field Mall, she said. This is her first movie.
LaFroscia and her husband, Bob, and their children, Alex, 15, and Kate, 12, watched the goings on. “It was actually a little boring because it was all still photos,” LaFroscia says.
The crew was at the house for about four to five hours on Friday night. A location scout had previously knocked on the door of LaFroscia’s home on Haven Court to ask if the home could be used in an exchange for an honorarium.
LoFroscia didn’t want to say how much she was paid for the use of her house. “Hopefully we don’t end up on the cutting room floor,” LaFroscia said.
Read more about the making of the film here.
Newsday photo / Beth Whitehouse