You never know who you might see around the next corner or at the local watering hole in Charleston. A surprise music gig by Kevin Costner, Kiefer Sutherland putting back a few with some local fans on the Isle of Palms, Anthony Kiedis with bodyguard in tow at the City Market, Elvis Costello at the hat shop, and the one celebrity spotting I’m sad I missed, Guy Pierce just hanging out at the City Market too.  Oh and how can I forget Bill Murray who is seemingly everywhere around town.

Most know by now that Lifetime TV’s Army Wives shoots in Charleston and we have a rich history with big feature Hollywood films too.  For instance, Cold Mountain, Dear John, and The Notebook just to name a few have used Charleston’s diverse locales to their advantage. Now, the latest is a potential 2013 CBS pilot that will be set in Charleston called Reckless.

From Deadline TV “The Charleston, SC-set project centers on Jamie (Anna Wood), a gorgeous Yankee litigator, and Roy (Cam Gigandet), a Southern City Attorney, who struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. Rodriguez plays Preston, a well-respected police detective who works on the Charleston Pd alongside Trey (Shawn Hatosy).”

Even though there are consistently projects being filmed here, it’s still exciting to see local places on television as well as the occasional familiar face or friend who plays an extra.