BRISTOL -- Diane Keaton stood just outside the Twister ride at Lake Compounce on Monday afternoon, crew members shielding her from the sun and near 90-degree heat with an umbrella and battery-operated fan as she waited to film her first scene.
“Ooooooh, hot!” the Academy Award-winning actress said as she headed over for her last touch of makeup alongside the Parkside Diner.
Keaton and Michael Douglas, along with director Rob Reiner, are in Connecticut filming scenes for the coming Castle Rock Entertainment film “And So It Goes,” a romantic comedy about a man whose life changes when he meets his granddaughter.
Douglas and Keaton filmed on and around two rides inside the Bristol theme park, the Twister and the Wave Swinger. The park stayed open to the public during the shooting, and by noon a sea of onlookers had caught wind of the big production, some making their way to the park just to get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming a major motion picture.
Before the stars arrived, extras were lined up, the ride was tested, and a camera was docked on the Twister seat to capture Keaton and Douglas in action. Reiner was there giving direction every step of the way.
Cones were set up to keep traffic from passing through only during shooting, as the park wanted to keep disruption to the rest of the visitors to a minimum. It took only five takes at the Twister and the stars were gone, production crews were packing up, and it was on to the next ride. But not before Douglas took the time to wave to fans from his golf cart.
Filming started in Bridgeport, Stamford, Greenwich and Fairfield on June 10.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun