I just read in Sunday's Parade that for the pilot of ABC's No Ordinary Family they shut down the 710 Freeway in Los Angeles so that Julie Benz, the star, could run on it. Says Benz, "That was one of the coolest things I've ever done."
Now tht might have been really cool for Julie Benz, but as a past commuter on the busy 710 freeway, all I could think of was how uncool it was for the communters who couldn't use the freeway while Julie was having such a "cool" time. Perhaps they filmed this in the middle of the night when traffic was a bit lighter, but I'm pretty sure that lots of people were still inconvenienced.
Does anyone know what time of day this occurred? It wasn't stated in the article. I believe this show premieres on September 28. So if someone sees it, maybe you can come back and tell us if it appeared to be day or night. Or maybe they can light it to make it seem any time of day or night they please.
I think the people who use the freeway got a raw deal that was quite unnecessary. What do you think? Should they be able to close a major freeway in a non emergency situation for the convenience of a Hollywood studio?