11 TV Shows And Movies That Filmed In The Locations They're Set And 11 That Made You Think They Did
Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews didn't film a single scene in London.
First, Sex and the City was shot on location in New York City, which allowed the city to basically become its own character.
But even though Friends was set in NYC, the series never filmed there. Instead, the Warner Bros. Studios lot in California was transformed to look like NYC.
The Queen, which earned Helen Mirren an Academy Award for Best Actress, filmed all over the UK, including London and Scotland.
However, Mary Poppins, which earned Julie Andrews an Academy Award for Best Actress, was filmed entirely at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California in 1963.
All the President's Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, filmed throughout Washington, DC in 1975.
But Scandal, which followed Olivia Pope and her team in Washington, DC, was mostly filmed in Los Angeles except for a few scenes.
Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med have all filmed on location in Chicago since Chicago Fire began production in 2012.
However, Chicago — you know, the award-winning movie based on the Broadway musical — didn't actually film in the Windy City in 2002. It filmed in Toronto.
Mare of Easttown was actually filmed in the suburbs around Philadelphia and Delaware County, which is where the fictionalized version of Easttown is supposed to be.
However, The Queen's Gambit was mostly shot in Berlin, with locations there made to look like Moscow, Las Vegas, Mexico City, Paris, and more.
Nora Ephron's classic film Sleepless in Seattle did film a lot of its iconic moments in Seattle, Baltimore, and New York City, which is where the film is set.
However, Grey's Anatomy, which has basically become synonymous with Seattle, doesn't actually film there, but rather in Los Angeles.
Moonlight, which follows Chiron during three stages of his life, was shot in Miami, Florida, which is where the movie is based.
However, Brokeback Mountain, which tells the story of Ennis and Jack, who herd sheep in Wyoming, was filmed throughout Alberta, Canada, namely in the Canadian Rockies.
High Fidelity, starring Zoë Kravitz, filmed throughout NYC, notably Brooklyn, during its one (and sadly only) season.
But Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which tells the story of our favorite 99th precinct in Brooklyn, actually films in Los Angeles.
Dazed and Confused, which tells the story of a group of high schoolers in Austin, Texas, actually filmed on location, which allowed the movie to have an authentic feel.
But while Mean Girls is set in Evanston, Illinois, the movie was actually shot in Toronto.
One Tree Hill, which is set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, actually filmed in the state for nine seasons.
However, Outer Banks doesn't shoot in North Carolina, but instead it makes Charleston, South Carolina look like OBX.
Villanelle and Eve's adventures in Killing Eve are filmed on location throughout Europe, with production taking place in Tuscany, Romania, Spain, London, Berlin, and more.
But, finally, the opening scenes from Captain America: Civil War, which show Wanda accidentally collapsing a building in Lagos, were filmed in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Atlanta, Georgia.
Obviously, there are a TON more movies that have either filmed on location or made you think they did. Do you have another one that completely blew your mind? Tell us in the comments below!
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