‘As we move on to another day, to a whole new town with a whole new’, Way Way Back makes a movie in Marshvegas today! Carell crew has been water-logged in Wareham, pretentious crossing the Powder Point Bridge and has finally arrived to my hometown with a Hollywood cast, we can’t complain.
Green Harbor has views like no other “Sea-Porch”. Yes, I’m slanted but Marshfield is straight and ready for its close up. That’s clearly why Carell couldn’t take this project to another coast.
Ding dong, crew has been seeking out places to shack up in the area for the last month. That’s right. No phone calls just classic cold reads of knocking on the communities doors.
One neighbor told HEC, she was offered $1500 for the month! We laughed. It’s Summertime ! Another told us he was approached about using his land to park some wheels. Go Vegas. It’s official! Hollywood Marshvegas is rolling.
We know the ‘Heat’ waves the Bay State, but bus crash to gang clash in one week?! Bullock can’t be wearing any potion for the reality of this scene over in Dudley Square. The triple stabbing, left one dead, eyeshot from Hollywood shooting their own crime scene. This is a bizarre coincidence! The show must go on. Ehhh?
Let’s swallow up this feed with the NACHO! Nacho recently layered HEC and all his Nachettes with the news of “Nacho Extreme”. That is gronking out some reality television flair here in Boston.We know it’s eating up his extremities but he is eating it up. He has dipped us with some new news!
This Monday, July 16th around 2 pm, McGreevy’s Pub will be shipping it up with Nacho and sailing a deal with the lips of Beantown by naming a drink for NACHO!
The Pub fueled some fire into Nach-X-treme and just can’t burn him out. A few mixed and mangled beverages will be blended up for the NACHO-hop this Monday. HEC will be in the Pub.
Green light this on cubes. Patron Blanco, Grand Marnier, a Corona and Nacho sweet and sour. Topped with a splash of Tabasco, a squeezed lime and a glass rimmed with a sugary Nachette. We tweet Enrique Cervez ‘ ITA!
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Flipping bottles at the posh bar, Avalon, on the corner of Hollywood and Vine, shaking hands with Hollywood A-listahs like Joaquin Phoenix, Seth McFarland and Shane West, and living in a two-bedroom in North Hollywood bordering Studio City, Marshfield, MA born actress, Peggy McClellan, shares with us some highlights of her ultra-vibrant bi-coastal acting career.
When McClellan graduated from Marshfield High, she wanted to be a doctor and follow in her father’s footsteps. But soon after starting her freshman year in the Science Program at UConn she quickly realized her heart was somewhere else.
“I never stepped foot on stage in high school,” McClellan tells us. “I auditioned for my first show ever — Oklahoma at Massasoit Community College and never looked back.” McClellan continued on to UMass Amherst where she majored in Theater and performed shows at Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke and UMass. “Gotta love the consortium,” McClellan adds.
McClellan tells us that her education and training has helped her “immensely”. The humble actress says her acting has been defined by learning from some of the best, including these four classes: Linklater Voice with Cate Caffrey at Massasoit; Advanced Acting; Chekhov with Peter Lobdell at Amherst College; Scene Study with Bates Wilder at C.P Casting; and L.A On Camera Training with Jamison Haase. “These classes helped shape me as a vulnerable and emotionally available actor,” McClellan shares with us. “Variety is essential. It’s like cross-training for an athlete!”
After McClellan graduated from college she came back to Boston where she choreographed a hip-hop showcase at The Apollo, set designed a musical at Massasoit and landed a speaking role in My Best Friend’s Girl with funny man Dane Cook, which filmed here in the BayState a few summers ago. Soon after, McClellan earned her SAG card by working on commercials and other feature films that came through Beantown, including Pink Panther 2.
McClellan knew it was time for a change and decided to take the leap from New England to LA to see where her artistic path would lead her. Before moving to L.A., McClellan had an apartment and a job lined up but wanted an agent too. As any actor knows, landing an agent in this biz can be pretty difficult, but Miss McClellan was determined and sent out a dozen or more blind submissions to agents in the LA area and eventually scored an agent, Steve Stevens. She admits that it doesn’t matter if you have an agent or not, but you do need to get your own work, which is what she did.
McClellan enrolled in Act Now, an L.A. acting school where actors must audition to get in front of some of the hottest casting directors in town. McClellan got in front of Erica Silverman, the acclaimed casting director for “Criminal Minds,” an was called a few weeks after the a workshop to come in and audition for the director and producer of the hit drama.
McClellan landed a role where she played one of three young girls from Idaho being stalked by a serial killer that streamed his murders on the web. The “Criminal Minds” episode was called The Internet is Forever. “I had a stunt double too,” Peggy adds. And her L.A. break hasn’t stopped there. She just recently wrapped up a shoot on “All My Children”, playing a nanny that just may have a recurring role.
As these gigs were panning out, the blue eyed actress applied to graduate school back here in Boston. “So many people hit a wall in the entertainment maze and try repeatedly to break it down or pretend it doesn’t exist”…”I think exploring other routes, while continuing to act, will lead me on the wonderful journey,” McClellan tells us. “I don’t want to be bartending for the rest of my life and waiting for my next break. Life goes by too fast.” McClellan adds.
It was just a few months ago when McClellan received her acceptance letter from Emerson College and decided to make the move back to the Commonwealth to pursue a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. “LA will always be there,” McClellan tells us. “It was a difficult choice to come back to Boston because I started getting more gigs in L.A.” But McClellan new that the chance to get a masters degree was an opportunity she wasn’t going to miss.
“People questioned why I returned to Boston for grad school after being successful so quickly,” McClellan shares with us. “As an artist, I want to utilize all of my creativity and have a voice and have versatility. I’ve learned that you truly have no idea what will happen tomorrow, and so therefore, all I can do is keep working and educating myself and pounding pavement — anything instead of remaining stagnant.”
The “Marshvegas” born actress certainly doesn’t need the bright lights of Hollywood to lead her way to the action because her positive vibe and her realistic perspective will be bright enough to take the young actress whereever she chooses. She is excited to be back in Hollywood East and has a new look on Boston. McClellan is living in downtown and is loving it. Peggy will still be auditioning and working on her craft as she hits the books and earns yet another degree. We wish Miss McClellan the best of luck and look forward to keeping you posted on her future endeavors.
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