The café where Annie (Kristen Wiig) and Lillian (Maya Rudolph) get coffee and talk about Annie’s dysfunctional relationship with Ted (Jon Hamm).
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2011’s biggest comedy was “Bridesmaids”, the story of a down-on-her-luck Annie (Kristen Wiig) whose best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married. Annie just can’t seem to do anything right when it comes to planning dress-shopping days or bachelorette parties, and finds herself in constant competition with Lillian’s other bridesmaid, Helen (Rose Byrne).
In the beginning of the film Annie and Lillian get coffee & dessert at a café and discuss Annie’s dysfunctional booty-call “relationship” with Ted (Jon Hamm).
It looks real, but it’s not a real café at all — it’s part of Paramount Studios’ backlot in Hollywood. That cafe set has been used in a ton of things. I stepped inside it while there was still blood spatter left from the “Castle” episode “Wild Rover”, but it has also appeared in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and “Cloverfield”. This is what it looks like from the outside:
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