Famous actress Nina Dobrev, who is widely known for her role as Elena Gilbert in the series The Vampire Diaries, has been in Greece for the last few weeks for the shooting of her new film The Bricklayer.
The shooting may take place in Thessaloniki, however Nina decided to leave the Macedonian capital for a while and find herself on the sunny streets of Athens.
The camera captured her in a super spring ensemble in Glyfada with her partner, Shaun White, who is a former American professional snowboarder and skateboarder.
The Canadian actress of Bulgarian origin combined a classic denim shorts with an off-white shirt and white sneakers. The casual outfit was completed by a crossbody Saint Laurent bag and a pair of bone tortoiseshell glasses.
The famous couple was located in the seaside neighbourhood of Glyfada enjoying their walks in their arms, with Nina giving smiles to the photographers.
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The Bricklayer started filming in Thessaloniki last month.
According to a report in GR Times, the film is shooting at Millennium’s Nu Boyana Greece studio and its Nu Boyana Bulgaria facility.
The studio was created by Greek-American John Kalafatis, the CEO and co-founder of York Films in New York City.
The Deputy Mayor of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Thessaloniki expressed her joy that Thessaloniki was chosen for the shooting of the movie.
In The Bricklayer, someone is blackmailing the CIA by assassinating foreign journalists and making it look like the agency is responsible. As the world begins to unite against the US, the CIA must lure its most brilliant – and rebellious – operative out of retirement, forcing him to confront his checkered past while unraveling an international conspiracy.
Dobrev, who starred in The Vampire Diaries and xXx: Return Of Xander Cage, will join Aaron Eckhart, of The Dark Knight, in what promises to be an action-packed thriller directed by Cliffhanger and Die Hard 2 filmmaker Renny Harlin.
Bulgarian-born Canadian actress Dobrev is best known for her roles in the CW’s The Vampire Diaries; Degrassi: The Next Generation; and Summit’s Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Eckhart is in production as former President Gerald Ford in Showtime’s The First Lady, which will mark the actor’s biggest small-screen role to date.
Thessaloniki has been a magnet for big Hollywood productions recently. “The Expendables 4” was filmed there in November with Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Megan Fox, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Tony Jaa and Andy Garcia.
In July, Antonio Banderas and Kate Bosworth were just some of the world-famous actors who filmed there for a star-studded movie.
Up to eighteen international movies were shot in Greece in 2021, confirming the industry’s demand for the country’s nearly endless variety of stunning landscapes and monuments.
Among them is the Netflix movie, “The Lost Daughter,” set on the breathtaking island of Spetses, Greece.
The director of the Hellenic Cinema Center, Venia Vergou, said recently that the expected revenues from foreign productions in 2021 could reach 90 million euros ($106 million).
She added that this foreign interest creates a “positive domino effect” that will help attract further productions.
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