finally going to tell my awesome encounter with Jason. I lived in
Providence my whole childhood.
When I moved away as an adult, my dad and brother
still lived in the apartments that we lived in. Well,
one day my dad called me and said that they were filming a show on the
next street over from where we lived ... Carpenter St.
So I went down there with my little one and walked
around and saw some shooting.
Well, on the next street, Battey St. ... Jason was rehearsing a scene
just unofficially going over it with Stivi Paskoski.
I remember the scene from the first brotherhood
episode where they are looking in the truck of the car when Michael
returns and Pete lets him know that all is there. Now Jason has a hat on
in this scene so I didn't even recognize him. Like I said, they were
just going over some stuff and there were no cameras around or anything.
So they are laughing. Carts of fruit and danishes around ... bits of
crew here and there roaming around. So we go by the fence and watch them
Then I realize that it is him. I asked my dad (who
is no shy fella) if he would call Jason over. He did and I shook hands
with him and talked a bit about Providence and how my house that I grew
up in was like ...two houses away from that garage. He bent down and
touched my daughter's cheek ... she has huge eyes and he said she was
She didn't know who he was until I told her that
he was Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter ... her eyes got all wide. He
He apologized for having to cut us short but told
us to get a snack and off he went ...
I HAD NO CAMERA!
I stood there for like minutes realizing what just happened! So that
night, my daughter of course blabs her mouth to her brother
that she met Lucius Malfoy ... well, he went NUTS. So I told my dad that
the next time he finds out where they are shooting to call me.
A few days later, he called and told me that they were filming at the
Green Bar on Westminster St. Which is right across from the middle
school I attended. SO I packed the kids in the car, son in his Harry
Potter shirt, with his Chamber of Secrets Book in hand and off we went.
I parked a few streets away and walked on to the set. The director was
so nice. It was beginning to sprinkle so what little crowd that was
there had left because all the filming was being done inside anyway. One
of the ladies who seemed to be running things for the crew saw us and
asked us how we were. I asked if she knew if Jason Isaacs was coming on
to the set this evening cause the kids wanted him to sign their book.
She said that she expected him soon.
She said we could wait under the tent as long as we were very quiet. We
got to go behind the director and see all the shots being done and the
kids were awesome. It looks like daytime in the show but it was
beginning to be night ... you would be surprised how they make it look
like it was day. I mean they had HUGE lights ... it was amazing. We were
waiting for an hour and still no sign ... now 6pm on a school night,
raining a bit harder, getting dark and the kids are hungry. Someone got
us some snacks for the kids and some water. Still we waited. We had a
great time though. The lady became anxious because they were waiting for
Jason too and wondering what was holding him up. She kept apologizing.
She called someone and told them that there were two kids who have been
waiting for a few hours for him. She smiled and said that it would be
soon. In the meantime, we met Ethan Embry ... who looked like he was all
set with his day. He was nice and polite but looked like he was tired.
So then ... she came up to us and said "Jason just arrived" I was like
"okay, we will wait here, just let us know" ... she said "oh, no, he
wants you to go up to his trailer" I was like "WHAT" ... so we walked up
the road a bit and crossed the street and his trailer was parked in
front of my old middle school. By now it was dark, but the kids were
still in a good mood. They had pictures for him that they had made to
give him. SO we get there and out he steps from his trailer. The kids
were like "wow". He smiled and came over to me and shook my hand and
thanked me so much for waiting for him.
I HAD MY CAMERA THIS TIME! He bent down and hugged
each of the kids and they handed him their pictures ... he was so
delighted. He said "I am going to put them right in my trailer on my
little fridge" Hailey began to complain about being thirsty and Jason
asked me what was the matter. I told him she was thirsty but that she
would be alright. He said "I would give you some of my water, honey but
I have a bit of a scratch in my throat ... hold on, I will get you a
bottle from inside"
So he went in and got her a bottle of Poland Springs. Ask me if I have
thrown that bottle away ... NOOOO! LOL She was all shy and
thankful. Then my son handed him his Harry Potter book. Jason opened it
and began writing in this awesome "dragon"-type writing ... very fancy
and time consuming. Meanwhile, they are STILL waiting for him on the set
... but he didn't care. It was all about making my kids happy. My heart
was so joyful. The woman was kind of eye-balling him to hurry and he
didn't care. I don't have a picture of what he signed in the inside of
the book, I am having my mother take a picture of it and will send it
along soon. It said something like "Hunter and Hailey, Beware of strange
wizards with long white hair! - Jason Isaacs"
So then it was picture time. I took a picture of the three of them and
didn't really want one of me... I was all wet and looked awful ... it
was muggy too that day. But he was not going to have that. He handed the
camera to the girl and she took one. Jason looked at it and he said "no
... that one is crappy ... take one more" I nearly died laughing. So we
talked a bit and the kids asked him some more
questions and he laughed and thought the kids were funny and he said it
was the best thing that had happened to him all week. I tried not to act
like a stupid, lunatic, star-struck fan ... I think I did an awesome
job. The kids we so great! But I did have to say to him
"man, when you burned that church down with all those people in it in
the Patriot ... that was cold, man" He laughed out loud ... and said "ya
know between that and shooting the kid, I will never hear the end of it"
I said he was a damn good bad guy. We all got a hug, a handshake and a
little peck on the cheek. He walked with us across the road and waved as
we walked to our car on the next street. I sent him a copy of the
picture ... I had heard at the time that he was staying at the Biltmore
Hotel. I never heard word but never got it back in the mail so I am
hoping he got it along with a letter of thanks for a wonderful evening
that me or my kids would never forget.and that accent ....
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It was superb. I almost lost it a
few times but stayed cool. I think he liked that I didn't fawn all over
him. I think I felt more comfortable because the surroundings were so
familiar to me, after all he was on my turf LOL..... I mean my middle
school for Pete's sake.
We didn't get a chance to see him again but hoping to catch up with him
next time. ... and he did remember me from our first meeting on
Carpenter St.... he remembered my daughter's eyes actually. Yay, for the
So I am sending all the pictures from that day. Enjoy them!
Hope all is well with everyone.