For obvious reasons, movie stars don’t like to advertise their lodgings when they come to town. And, really, they could stay anywhere.
Some spots, however, have been known to be particularly Hollywood friendly.
Many in town for just a few days will stay at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside at 301 N. Water St., Wilmington [Map this], or at The Wilmingtonian at 101 S. Second St., Wilmington [Map this]. Alfre Woodard stayed at the latter. Several cast members of “Eastbound & Down,” stayed at the Hilton when the pilot was shot in 2007. When the show filmed part of its second season here, rooms were reserved at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort at Wrightsville Beach.
But, just like everyone else, some actors are beach people while others are city people.
“Dawson’s Creek” stars James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson rented an apartment above Deluxe. Van Der Beek then moved into a 2,300-square-foot unit at the J.W. Brooks Building, 18 S. Water St., Wilmington [Map this]. He moved out in 2001, however, because of privacy issues. (Lovestruck teenage tourists allegedly used to pelt his windows with rocks.) Katie Holmes used to live above 212 N. Front St., Wilmington [Map this].
Date posted: January 10, 2011
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