' Cinema Romantico: Kate Winslet Sighted In Streeterville!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Kate Winslet Sighted In Streeterville!

Apparently Kate Winslet (i.e. The World's Greatest Actress) was sighted, along with a few of her bourgeois co-"stars", filming Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion" a couple days ago in the north Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville. Now I know Streeterville is the hip place to be, what with it's closeness to that fancy-schmancy lake and that fairly tall building named after one of those dudes who signed the what-have-ya and all those posh restaurants populated by the Windy City Glitterati (i.e. Jay Cutler & Kristin Cavallari) and so forth but....

Kate, to find the real Chicago all you gotta do is the hop the Red Line to the Brown Line and take it to Addison and you will be in un-trendy but still stunningly urbane North Center! Oh, we might not have lavish Museums of Contemporary Art but we've got character. We're cool without having to be all up in your face about it and without having to wield some lame-o nickname like The Magnificent Mile (ha! magnificent if you like running into tourists who suddenly stopped short to gawk at something!).

There's this bar called the Cork Lounge. You won't be bothered. No one goes there. Trust me. Wear a hat pulled real low, stop by, I'll buy you a Stella and we can discuss that Benedict Arnold script where you'll play Peggy Shippen that your agent keeps throwing in the trash whenever I send it to him. What do ya say?

Feel free to let me know either way in the comments section.

7 comments:

Wretched Genius said...

It would be much easier for you to convince her that she should stay on the red line and get off at its Addison stop instead. That way she gets to see another of C-town's famous landmarks, but is still within easy jogging range of you. Then you can casually suggest this one bar "a few blocks away." Then on the long walk over to the Cork, you'll have plenty of time to lay on the charm (about halfway through, sheepishly apologize for the distance, and say you thought it was a bit closer, and act kind of embarrassed, but not to worry Ms. Winslet, there's another train stop right by it, so she won't have to walk all that way back).

Nicholas Prigge said...

Hmmmmm....I like it, even if I have a difficult time picturing myself laying on the charm. But then humans are often capable of superhuman feats in the most extreme situations.

Rory Larry said...

brad, your plan requires a 1.2 mile walk. I find your plan utterly ridiculous.

My Other Brother Daryl said...

So, your plan is to convince her to basically become the runner for your script, but rather than pick her up in a car or pay for a cab, you want her to take two trains to meet you at the trendy redux of what used to be Chicago's most awesomest bar? Bold.

Wretched Genius said...

But Daryl, it is that very boldness that will lure her to him, and away from Sam "Let's Just Play It Safe And Get Another Slow Side-to-Side Dolly Shot" Mendes.

Nicholas Prigge said...

Exactly. Kate Winslet clearly is a Bold-Guy type of woman. So thank goodness every time I'm about to ask out a woman I feel like I'm going to throw up. "Area Man vomits on Oscar Winner Kate Winslet at local bar/polling station."

My Other Brother Daryl said...

Kate: I simply must go meet this Nicholas.

Agent: But Kate, I've got guaranteed money from Paramount. Producer Credit. Car service!

Kate: Exactly. They're desperate. This Nicholas fellow doesn't seem to care whether I show up or not. I must know more.

Agent: He's a blogger for God's sake!

Kate: Fascinating. He doesn't care about making money. He will be mine.