30 Rock films in Brooklyn Heights

A long day and night of filming of the Emmy-winning comedy 30 Rock wrapped here tonight in Brooklyn Heights, otherwise known as home to The Comic’s Comic, which gave me more than an excuse to get out of HQ and enjoy the gorgeous day and even more beautiful surroundings. Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey were on the scene for several scenes, as were special guest stars Peter Dinklage and Salma Hayek. I won’t reveal any potential plot spoilers. I will say they filmed in the early afternoon in the northern reaches of Cadman Plaza Park, then headed to the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Bridge, and spent the evening on a sidewalk along Henry Street just north of Orange Street. NBC confirmed today that Hayek would appear as a potential love interest of Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy, and Hayek looked stunning in a red dress, although it must be said that Hayek looks stunning in just about anything, and even more so in nothing, and the unseasonably warm temps and sunny skies meant she had a guy employed to hold an umbrella over her between shots. How can I get that job?! Dinklage seemed more at ease than anyone in wandering outside of his trailer and walking his dog, and for a little person, such a big badge on his suit late at night? That’s comedy, people. The third season premieres Oct. 30.

From today’s NBC press release announcing Hayek would play "Elisa," Baldwin/Donaghy’s love interest. Wooing will be involved!

"I have been a fan of Tina’s talent, both as an actress and a writer, since working with her years ago on ‘SNL.’ I am so excited to be part of such an intelligent, funny show, as well as working with the brilliant Alec Baldwin and the rest of the cast of ’30 Rock,’" said Hayek. "Salma is smart, funny, and gorgeous. I think she will be a great strong presence opposite Jack Donaghy," said Emmy Award-winning Tina Fey, creator, executive producer and star of "30 Rock."

Here is my attempt at an artistic shot of Fey walking to the set for the final exterior shot of the night.

I wish I had pics of Hayek, but I was too far away for my video camera to provide you with much. But Filming in Brooklyn, via Brooklyn Heights Blog, has fellow neighborly candids. Warning: You may learn about the plot if you read and/or look too deeply.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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One thought on “30 Rock films in Brooklyn Heights

  1. Found your webpage while looking for 30 rock articles. The videos you post are great (and often hilarious).
    When you saw the filming did you see Fey/Baldwin film scenes together or where they predominately filming scenes with Peter Dinklage and Salma Hayek. Also, I think Peter Dinklage is hilarious and will be a great addition to an already funny show.

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