A starstruck mob stopped traffic today outside Bergdorf Goodman, where scenes for the “Sex and the City” sequel were being filmed. Hundreds of onlookers shrieked with excitement as Sarah Jessica Parker, clad in a short Halston Heritage dress, and Kristin Davis shot take after take walking in front of the retailer’s Fifth Avenue entrance and then around the neighboring fountain.
Moving the set even a few feet required the diminutive actresses to be protected by no less than 10 burly bodyguards from the camera-phone brandishing hordes. They were called into action when Craig Schwartz (aka “Radio Man,” a highly recognizable hanger-on on Manhattan sets) nearly rode his bicycle into Parker, who tripped over the curb in her gold Christian Louboutin heels. Her stumble caused a frenzy among the paparazzi, who were snapping from their own barricaded perch. After Parker recovered, Davis shot her own footage—a home video of the crowd that had gathered.
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All four “SATC” stars had been present earlier in the day, said one production assistant, who confided the women will be back at the end of the month to shoot interior scenes in Bergdorf’s, though he remained tight-lipped on any plot points.