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Huddled masses yearning for a glimpse of a “One Tree Hill” cast member made pilgrimages to the shores of Greenfield Lake this week.
The Crew of One Tree Hill films a “wedding scene” at Greenfield Lake for the second-to-last episode of season six Thursday, March 19, 2009. Crews for the filming were unusually large with 8 cast members on the three-day shoot.
On Wednesday and Thursday dozens of the show’s fans, mostly young women, congregated at the crew’s base camp and on the outskirts of the actual set at Greenfield Lake Park in Wilmington.
Each waited patiently for some glimpse of their favorite cast members, who filming a key wedding scene for the end of the show’s sixth season. If one pointed enthusiastically toward the maze of lighting equipment 50-yards away, the entire gaggle would turn their collective head and stretch earnestly for a better view.
Production assistants made sure everyone was on their best behavior. Although, when Chad Michael Murray showed up in a tuxedo to sign autographs Wednesday, chaos seemed possible at any moment.
Some fans came from as far away as Canada to catch a glimpse of the stars.
Abi Lieff, a fan from Ottawa, Canada, and two of her friends were staying in Myrtle Beach this week but driving back and forth to Wilmington, “Hopefully to meet the cast or see filming,” she said. “And we got lucky.” “We got to see Antwon Tanner and we just met Chad. Wow! That was wonderful.”
That wasn’t as easy as it sounds. The set was tucked among the lake’s cypress trees and azaleas. No one from the outside, held back by PAs, could see what was going on. But, once in awhile, notes from a string band could be discerned and applause from a multitude of extras rose from the set.