Stay calm Yar­mouth; star sight­ings may be in store

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pat­tin­son in Yar­mouth area April 9 – May 11 film­ing The Light­house

The Queens County Advance - - CLASSIFIEDS - CARLA ALLEN

The town is all abuzz. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pat­tin­son, block­buster stars in The Light­house, now in pro­duc­tion at Cape Forchu, are here.


What busi­nesses and lo­cal icons will they visit? Will they be in dis­guise?

Gary Kent, chef at Perky Owl Café on Main Street, says he knows how to iden­tify ac­tors, es­pe­cially male ones.

“They have shoes that I’m sure were hand­made in far­away places. They re­ally stand out. It’s prob­a­bly be­cause these peo­ple travel the world,” he said.

He added that he’s par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in meet­ing Dafoe.

“Willem Dafoe, if he comes in here I’m go­ing to ask to see his thumbs. One of the best shows I saw him in was The English Pa­tient. Re­mem­ber? They cut his thumbs off as part of the tor­ture be­cause he was cap­tured by the Nazis.”

Just down the street, Toots man­ager Jo­ce­lyn Leblanc says she hopes the stars stop in.

“I think it would be so cool to have a celebrity in here,” she said.

Her as­sis­tant, Car­rie Mof­fatt, says she’d be “so ex­cited” be­cause she used to watch Twi­light all the time that starred Pat­tin­son.

She pauses.

“But I’m not (that big) a fan of him any­more.”

Leblanc says she’d share the his­tory of the store with the celebri­ties.

“Some of the mag­a­zines we have for sale ac­tu­ally have Robert Pat­tin­son in them, so it would be nice for him to come in here.”

At Old World Bak­ery and Deli, owner Nathan Bain says he hasn’t spot­ted them yet.

“If they want to come in they’re more than wel­come to. We’re here for every­body.”

A reg­u­lar cus­tomer at Emin’s Meat Mar­ket says he’s al­ready seen the ac­tors there.

“I was just here, hang­ing out. I think it was them. I can’t be cer­tain… I’ve never seen them (in per­son) be­fore,” he said.

He says they didn’t talk much, but lis­tened as he went into his “reg­u­lar spiel” about what was good there.

“I tell them: try the beef jerky, try the maple ba­con, try the hams.”

He says they were wear­ing heavy brown can­vas jack­ets and one “had a ball cap pulled down real low.”

Fred Emin says he hasn’t seen the ac­tors yet but that if they tasted the jerky they’ll be back.

“Guar­an­teed,” he said with a smile.

At Sip Café the staff has been serv­ing mem­bers of the film crew on al­most a daily ba­sis, but they’ve yet to see Dafoe and Pat­tin­son. What hap­pens if they do?

“We’re sup­posed to stay calm,” said Sha­nia Mur­phy, laugh­ing.


Kass Wood, Sha­nia Mur­phy and Jas­min En­daya prom­ise to do their best to re­main calm if a celebrity ac­tor walks into SIP café.


Nathan Bain with some of his staff at Old World Bak­ery and Deli.

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