In surfing around the Interwebz a bit, I found a few questions about Guiding Light, particularly about Peapack, that I knew the answer to.
- Peapack isn’t a hop, skip, and jump from the city by any means – it’s 40 minutes away. Several fans questioned the wisdom of having actors drive or travel that far. However, many of the actors live outside of the city. And several – including Kim Zimmer and Crystal Chappell – actually live closer to the Peapack location.
- There is a shuttle bus that leaves Manhattan every morning and travels to Peapack, and actors and crew can always use this mode of transportation. There is also a train to the city from Peapack and neighboring city Gladstone, and eagle-eyed neighbors may have seen some actors riding these trains, particularly if they have other places to go on a given day of filming. (We learned, for example, that Marcy is taking classes at the Fashion Institute of Technlogy. And we know that Mandy Bruno, who plays Marina, has an active calendar of theater appearances.)
- The show has a home base there – referred to as the “show house” – where actors can take breaks, change clothes and go into hair and makeup.
If you have other questions, please email me. I’ll publish all of the questions I’ve got answers to next week.