Look for a Barrington resident in the new HBO Max series ‘Julia’

Do you remember the 2009 movie “Julie & Julia” starring Amy Adams and the one and only Meryl Streep? I absolutely loved it! Meryl played one hell of a Julia, but again, she can’t hurt in my book. It’s time we had more Julia Child content to consume (Get it? Consume! She was a celebrity chef! I’ll see myself out).

On March 31, HBO Max released the first three episodes of its original drama series “Julia.” The series explores the life and rise of this chef-turned-icon.

HBO Max crushed it when it came to content. Some of my favorite shows stream on this platform including The Righteous Gemstones, The Sex Life of College Girls (created by Mindy Kaling). and sure, we love to hate it, but we can’t get enough of the Sex and the City spinoff “And Just Like That.” At least this show gave a Maine-based beverage company some well-deserved airtime.

But back to “Julia”…

Resha Meylan of Barrington, NH was an extra on the show and said filming was one of the top three experiences of her entire life. I’m not allowed to post pictures of her fully haired and made up, which is a shame because she looked like a 1950s bombshell.

Here is what she told me:

  • The days were long (like 1 p.m.), but she reveled in every minute.
  • The restoration was where it is. If there was a snack you were craving, chances are you could enjoy plenty of it when you were off-screen. Plus, apparently, there’s unlimited espresso on the set. She had 13 injections in one day (I’m sorry, what?).
  • She was paid to cut her hair!
  • The hairstylist for this series also worked on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” If you watch this show, you know how ON POINT hair and makeup are.
  • The other extras were very nice and she made friends for life (this will happen when you stay with someone for 13 hours straight).
  • They filmed all over the Boston area. Resha’s stage was at the Fairmount Copley Plaza in Boston’s Back Bay.

Resha does not know if the scenes she filmed will be used in the series. But hey, it’s show business! I guess we’ll just have to watch and find out.

Each episode is named after a popular dish. The first is “Omelette”, the second is “Coq Au Vin”, and the third is “Boeuf Bourguignon”. They all look delicious. We have to wait until April 7 for the next portion of episodes.

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