FORT GREENE — Trailers, catered food tents, lighting kits and equipment trucks lined South Oxford Street Monday morning where HBO was shooting scenes for the second season of "Girls."
"Girls," created by Brooklyn Heights local Lena Dunham, is a series about four young women living in Brooklyn and has been all the rage for 20-something girls, especially those who live in the borough.
“We love the show because we can relate to it,” said Natasha Miller, 22, and Kate Isenberg, 25 who stopped to watch the filming. “It’s like they’re living our lives.”
Extra Jennifer Baronat’s role was to walk past the brownstone during every take. “It’s cool to be in Brooklyn shooting a scene with Lena Dunham,” said the SAG member who will make approximately $140 to walk back and forth all day long.
At lunch time, Wilson strolled Fort Greene, looking for a place to grab a bite to eat, deciding on Mega Bites on DeKalb Avenue.
Back on South Oxford Street neighbors stood in their doorways and looked out their windows to watch the scenes. Cars could not drive down the block and people were asked to stop walking down the sidewalk during scenes. But no one seemed to mind.
“It’s just so cool to have a show filmed in our own neighborhood,” Miller said. "Especially this show."