RICHMOND, Va. — The cast and crew of Mercy Street is back in town filming episodes for season two of the Civil War drama. The show, which airs on PBS, utilizes Central Virginia settings, including those in Richmond and Petersburg. But when the lights go down and the camera stops rolling, what do the actors and actresses do in their spare time?
For that answer, one must dive into their social media posts and pictures, some of which are seen by tens of thousands of people around the world. So what impression of Richmond does the cast give off? Here’s a glimpse into how the cast of Mercy Street is spending its time in Richmond.
Actor Josh Radnor (Dr. Jedediah Foster), has not posted a lot about Richmond, but did indicate he appreciated the display of facial hair on display while attending a concert at the National.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Tara Summers
Actresses Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Mary Phinney) and Tara Summer (Anne Hastings) showed up recently for a dance workout in Scott’s Addition.
McKinley Belcher III
Actor McKinley Belcher III (Samuel Diggs) has not posted many photos from around town, but did share these behind the scene moments from the set in Petersburg.
Hannah James (Emma Green) grew up in Virginia and makes mention of the fact that it was good to be home in many of her posts. She also shared this behind the scenes shot from Petersburg. Notice the cars in the background. #TVMagic
AnnaSophia Robb (Alice Green) likes to share funny photos from Snapchat. She also seemed to appreciate when the sun finally came out after days and days of rain.
Jack Falahee (Frank Stringfellow) appears to be using Richmond as his personal training ground for an upcoming race. You may see him on one of Richmond running trails along the river or on a bicycle along the Capital Trail.
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I'm smiling even though I know my bro and pops are gonna smoke me on race day. Training selfie on the Capital Trail through #richmondVA – digging these well kept beautifully wooded trails in Richmond – reminds me of Glen Arbor. It makes training for the #m22 triathlon that much more fun. #RVA #triathlon #triathlontraining #cycling #canondale #hairychest
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"A Cyclist's Ode To BBQ" A ride on Babe in the rain Is well worth the cold, wet pain If it allows me some pulled pork Or other delicious BBQ meats that fall of the fork. A mile or two more of yelling my name toward the thundering skies And then maybe I can indulge in a few chicken thighs! Or if I hit one more hill and give it my all on the climb Then I can justify a side of Mac and Cheese and this silly rhyme. Collard Greens, Cowboy Beans, Cornbread and more I recite in my head as my quivering thighs get sore. I will pedal swiftly with these images in my head And hopefully soon, with sweet BBQ, I will be fed. #triathlontraining #m22life #poetry #bbq #rain #cycling #RVA
Since you made it this far down the post, I will throw in a bonus photo.
While he is not on Mercy Street, actor Owain Yeoman was in Richmond filming another historical drama — Turn. Yeoman, who you might recognize as Wayne Rigsby from The Mentalist, plays Benedict Arnold on the Revolutionary War drama which airs on AMC.
While Yeoman was in town filming, he visited one of Richmond’s most beautiful places — Lewis Ginter.
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