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Apr 20, 2011 12:33 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Staged Crash With Jitney And Ferrari A Scene For 'Royal Pains' Filming

Apr 26, 2011 11:49 AM

A Hampton Jitney bus tilting precariously to its left (driver’s) side following a mock crash with a silver late-model Ferrari at the northern end of Agawam Park in Southampton Village was a head-turner for passing motorists Wednesday morning, April 20, as crews prepared to film scenes for the USA Network television show “Royal Pains.”

According to production assistants at the scene, Dr. Hank Lawson, played by Mark Feuerstein, was expected to come across the crash after hearing it while in Southampton Village. The actual crash itself was not expected to be a motion scene, the production assistants said.

Crews shuffled about preparing the crash scene and setting up sidewalk arrays of outdoor dining tables under umbrellas in bright spring colors along the northern side of Jobs Lane on Wednesday morning. Shopkeepers emerged from stores on the northern end of Jobs Lane, remarking about the nice addition of the artificial cherry trees outside their businesses. Additionally, two large inflatable strawberries were being aired up behind the Jitney, although production assistants could not immediately explain their purpose.

Cast members huddled on the traffic island, where tents for a “Southampton Celebration of the Arts Children’s Art Festival” were lined up.

Filming for the show was under way in the village throughout the week.

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i bet a real crash like the happens next weekend .
By ranger (54), springs on Apr 20, 11 7:06 PM
I happened upon the filming of this show on Wed. in Southampton Village
and found it difficult to find a parking place -- however -- it appears that
the show "Royal Pains" will be filmed out in the Hamptons! Whatever
happened to a nice quiet place where the movie stars and producers and
actors can come and just enjoy the peace and quiet and the beauty of the
east end of Long Island? Please do not make it Hollywood East!
By East Ender (64), Southampton on Apr 20, 11 7:28 PM
Oh please, I too happened upon this filming and found a parking spot just like any other normal weekday. Stop complaining.
By okgo (2), sag harbor on May 2, 11 3:27 PM
What a total PITA. Do we really need this here? How much $$$ goes to the village for the permit to block off parts of the main drag through town, how much do they pay for the police on scene? Last year they even tried to block access to the beach at the end of Halsey Lane, unsuccessfully.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Apr 21, 11 7:23 AM
By oil heat best (5), east quogue on Apr 21, 11 9:01 AM
They were at Coopers Beach yesterday also.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Apr 21, 11 9:15 AM