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Description: Julia, who works in a Vancouver grocery store frequented by movie and TV actors, reflects on how actors look different when they're doing normal things like grocery shopping.
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Description: Soap opera heartthrob, Jack Wagner, from 'General Hospital' (Frisco Jones), 'Bold and the Beautiful' (Dominick Payne), and 'Melrose Place' (Dr. Peter Burns). He also had a hit song in 1985 - 'All I Need'. He was in town November 2015 filming a TV series called 'When Calls the Heart'. I saw him walking in downtown Vancouver on his day off. While he looked familiar, our conversation got off to an awkward start, as someone told me that he was somebody else. After the initial mistaken identity, I was thrilled when I realized who he was, as I was a big fan of 'General Hospital' and 'Melrose Place' during the years he was on those shows.
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Description: This is a selfie I took of me and James Franco! The quality is kind of bad because it was taken on my android phone at that time, but I met him during his book signing event at Chapters downtown.
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Description: Here is a photo of my friend, Miranda Ross, and I with Robert Buckley AKA Clayton from 'One Tree Hill'. We were downtown on Granville bowling and noticed him and two of his friends bowling beside us. Being a casual environment we didn't want to be the crazy fan girls so we calmly approached him. He was very nice and gladly took a selfie with us!
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Description: 'The Boy who could Fly' was filmed in 1985, co-starring Fred Gwynne, (Herman Munster) from the TV series 'The Munsters', a young Fred Savage, and Colleen Dewhur. This scene with actors Jay Underdwood (Eric) and Lucy Deakins (Milly) was filmed in Vancouver at Lord Byng High School. The flying apparatus and cable setup was created by Robert Harman (flying wire specialist). Mr Harman also setup the flying sequences for Superman starring Christopher Reeve in the late 1970s.
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Description: The Boy who could Fly' was filmed in 1985, co-starring Fred Gwynne, (Herman Munster) from the TV series 'The Munsters', a young Fred Savage, and Colleen Dewhur. This scene with actors Jay Underdwood (Eric) and Lucy Deakins (Milly) was filmed in Vancouver at Lord Byng High School. The flying apparatus and cable setup was created by Robert Harman (flying wire specialist). Mr Harman also setup the flying sequences for Superman starring Christopher Reeve in the late 1970s.
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Description: Julia talks about working in a Vancouver grocery store and serving actors Julia Styles and Allan Arkin whom she made laugh when she assured him he was buying "normal stuff."
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Description: Canadian actor, made Hello! Canada's Most Beautiful list for 2016. He has filmed in Vancouver on numerous occasions - for 'The Tomorrow People', 'X-Files', 'The Flash'.  In August 2014, he was in town filming for 'The Flash' (playing duo role of Ronnie Raymond/Deathstorm). I saw him walking along Robson Street - I think he was getting a coffee before going to set. He was happy to take a selfie with a fan - even took two pictures to make sure I was happy with at least one of them! 
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Description: Jeff talks about the Cave Theatre Restaurant, where stars did shows before going to Las Vegas and Hollywood. In the 1970s, Rowan and Martin from 'Laugh In' were in Vancouver and Jeff recounts seeing them and getting the crew's autographs at the Hotel Georgia.
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Title: The Collector
Description: The Collector (TV series) - with Chris Kramer, lead actor of the series and Mig Macario, now playing the role of Bashful in the TV series "Once Upon a Time." This was our son Franco's first project as an actor and he had a great time working with the cast and crew!
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Description: Filming of the aftermath of an attack on the VPD for the penultimate episode of Continuum's season 4. The Plaza of Nations was turned into an emergency zone. In the Photo: Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron and Erik Knudsen as Alec Sadler. 
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Description: I met Danny Glover in the bathroom at the Vancouver Airport (YVR), and I asked him to take a selfie and he agreed. Lol! Kind man.
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Description: Back in April, I met my all-time favourite actor, Johnny Depp. I made it my goal to hopefully get a picture with him for the period he was here filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'. I scoured social media for sightings or autograph hounds in search of information. No one really seemed interested in tracking him down. The few bits that emerged came from dinner outings, a shopping excursion and a visit to the dentist! I knew where filming was occurring in North Vancouver but it was beginning to feel like it was not going to happen. The last day of a mini-staycation I finally decided I would go to the set and just take a chance. As luck would have it, an amazing opportunity came that day. I received a message from a very reliable source that Johnny would be filming at a local studio downtown. 5 minutes after that message, another came: FYI don't tell anyone what I just told, people in building have to sign non-disclosure agreements! Not that I was going to tell anyone, but that sealed it. I went to the location and waited about 7 hours. Sounds extreme but not for me. My hobby is meeting musicians that mean something to me so I know the deal. Put in the time, usually reap the benefit! I chatted with some of the crew who slyly teased me "What are you doing here...who do you think is here...etc..." They hinted my time would be rewarded but I didn't put much faith in them...wrong on my part. I forgot to mention that I actually arrived at the studio when Johnny's car brought him in. He was quickly whisked inside. All that mattered to me was he was inside which meant he had to come out at some point. Every now and again I would check Twitter to see if maybe anyone was talking about Johnny or trying to see where filming was. Nothing. Everyone was focused on 'Once Upon A Time' or 'Arrow'! It's nearing 8:30 and crew had said filming would wrap by then. One even asked my name and said he would pass it along to Johnny. OK... sure. Just before 9pm my patience paid off. A quick nod from a crew member to ready myself and out walked Johnny Depp. I thought... who am I kidding... I wasn't thinking anymore. Johnny walks up and says "Hi Jennifer, I hear you have been waiting for me." I mutter a hello and ask if I could get a quick picture. After a hug, we take a few selfies, Johnny directing me to a better lighting angle. His security, who never leave his side, left us to talk. I guess my lack of freaking out put him at ease or maybe it was Johnny's interest in talking to me. We talked about his band, Hollywood Vampires, my longtime appreciation of his work, the seniors Johnny Depp fan club my mom sort of has back home on Quesnel with her friends and a bit more on music and wine. Hugs, photos and a personal autograph on an Edward Scissorhands postcard I love. All told I probably had 7-10 minutes with him, and I will never ever forget it. A genuine, kind, down to earth and borderline shy person - Johnny Depp is the best. No other will come close.
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Description: Back in 2013, I participated as an extra in what became the multi-Leo award winning motion picture Eadweard. During the shoot I had the extreme good fortune to become acquainted with the movie's two leads: Sara Canning and Michael Eklund.
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Description: This is a photo of the large cartoon caricature I drew of the cast and crew of TV series "The Commish" in 1992, filmed at North Shore Studios and around Vancouver. I gave the original to Michael Chiklis who played Tony Scali.
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Description: 'Supergirl' TV show actress Melissa Benoist poses with fans for a photo.
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