Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Mar 7, 2014

Lights! Cameras! Autos!

You'll know where Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett starts filming her "Carol" movie in Cincinnati this week by all the 1950s cars and costumes.

"Because this is a period movie, they'll have a tremendous presence in the community. You'll see people in vintage wardrobe, and people in vintage cars," said Kristen Erwin Schlotman, executive director of the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.

Set in 1952, Blanchett stars as an unhappy married New Yorker pursued by a younger department store clerk (2010 Oscar nominee Rooney Mara).

"To have Cate Blanchett win an Oscar, and come to Cincinnati the very next week is amazing," Schlotman said.

Director Todd Haynes will use more than 50 locations "for the most part Downtown" during the next seven weeks, she said. "Carol" is the largest and longest major Hollywood feature to film here, she said.

Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and Jake Lacy also will appear in the film.

Not sure where you've seen them? Here's our guide to the "Carol" stars, with help from the International Movie Database (


Character: Carol Aird, a married woman in New York City in 1952.

You know her from: Winning best actress Oscar for "Blue Jasmine" last week, and best supporting actress Oscar for "The Aviator" in 2005.

Big break: Playing Queen Elizabeth I in "Elizabeth" (1998), which earned her a Golden Globe and her first Oscar nomination.

Other credits: "The Monuments Men," "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Robin Hood," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," "The Good German," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Bandits," "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "Pushing Tin," "Paradise Rose," "Bordertown," "Heartland," "Police Rescue."

Trivia: The Australian native narrates "Journey to the South Pacific," currently playing at the Cincinnati Museum Center Omnimax Theater.


Character: Department store clerk Therese Belivet

You know her from: Best actress Oscar nomination in 2012 for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

Big break: Appeared with older sister Kate Mara in "Urban Legends: Bloody Mary" in 2005 as Patricia Mara.

Other credits: "The Social Network," "Her," "Side Effects," "A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Tanner Hall," "Friends (With Benefits)," "ER," "The Winning Season," "The Cleaner," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Trivia: She's the great-granddaughter of both NFL New York Giants founder Tim Mara and Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney.


Character: Harge Aird, Carol's husband and father of her daughter.

You know him from: "Friday Night Lights" football coach Eric Taylor.

Big break: Played Cleveland Indians outfielder Jeff Metcalf on ABC's post-World War II "Homefront" drama (1991-93).

Other credits: "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Vatican," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Lyon's Den," "What About Joan," "Early Edition," "Mulholland Falls," "Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III," "Pure Country," "Tour of Duty," "China Beach."

Trivia: Fell in love with movies growing up on a rural Georgia farm that could only get one TV channel, Ted Turner's WTBS.


Character: Abby Gerhard, Therese's best friend and former lover.
You know her from: Headmistress Cordelia Foxx on FX's "American Horror Story: Coven."

Big break: The ghost of Merlyn who threatened the evil sheriff on CBS' "American Gothic" (1995-96).

Other credits: "12 Years a Slave," "Mud," "New Year's Eve," "Desperate Housewives," "November Christmas," "Grey's Anatomy," "Cupid," "A Christmas Wedding," "Deadwood," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," "Down with Love," "Leap of Faith," "Jack & Jill," "What Women Want."

Trivia: Was nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe for playing Nicolle Wallace, adviser to the 2008 John McCain-Sarah Palin campaign, in HBO's "Game Change."


Character: Richard, Therese's boyfriend.

You know him from: Pete Miller from the final season of "The Office" (2012-13).

Big break: He starred in ABC's "Better With You" comedy (2010-11) with JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Jennifer Finnigan, Josh Cooke, Debra Jo Rupp and Kurt Fuller.

Other credits: "Royal Pains," "The Goodwin Games."

Trivia: Made TV debut on Procter & Gamble's "Guiding Light" in 2008, after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

If you're seeing stars ...

We'll be seeing stars for seven weeks, so here's what you need to know about the "Carol" filming through late April:

SPECTATORS: A few movie etiquette tips: When you watch filming, respect the process. Honor the temporary blockades. Be silent when the director shouts, "Action!" Don't expect the stars to pose for pictures or sign autographs when they're working.

SUGGESTIONS: When "Ides of March" filmed here in 2011, Ryan Gosling went to the Cincinnati Zoo, and cast members dined all around town. Where should the "Carol" cast and crew sample Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky on weekends and evenings? What restaurants, museums, events, landmarks or other locations? Email your ideas to me at, and I'll compile a list for publication later this month.

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