Whatever the 100 or so extras were frantically running away from during “Transformers 4” filming Sunday at
(better known as The Bean) in
, who plays a villain in the film, was nonchalantly walking toward it. Grammer was on the phone in the scene paying no attention to the scared civilians running past him.
There were no explosions like the ones that went off Friday and Saturday in the plaza at
It was just Grammer and several extras filming the same scene repeatedly, which was good enough for the crowd of onlookers who stuck it out in the hot sun. They raised their cameras whenever they heard the crew yell "rolling" and some inquired about how they too could become extras. One fan was shaking with excitement after taking a photo with Grammer, who like, director Michael Bay, had a chair waiting for him with his name on the front and the "Transformers 4" logo on the back.
Filming is scheduled to take place Wednesday and Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood and will return to Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower over the weekend. One business owner said they were told aerial shots of the Uptown Theatre and the Green Mill will take place Wednesday and that the scene is set in an old town in Texas. (Chicago played the role of Hong Kong during filming at McCormick Place, which featured ads and signs in Chinese.)
No word on whether Grammer or the film's protagonist,
Wahlberg briefly visited Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower, where filming took place on the 50th floor Saturday and Sunday, according to a building employee. He also dined at Sunda twice in three days, with Bay on Wednesday. Bay, as he is known to do, hit the clubs that night, opting for Paris Club's upstairs club, Studio Paris, and then Cuvee, where he was a regular during “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” filming in 2010 (Bay visited Cuvee four times in eight days during filming). Grammer was seen Saturday dining at the
"Transformers 4" is expected to film in Chicago through Oct. 2 and be released in June.
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