By Adam Fogle | April 16, 2008 - 12:58 pm - Posted in Around the state


I was quite surprised Tuesday when I was wandering around the Statehouse — which is right now doubling as the set of Nailed starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal — and I bumped into none other than Paul Reubens, known to many as Pee-wee Herman.

Unbeknownst to me, the good folks at the Internet Movie Database, and pretty much everyone else in the world, he has a role in the film. Which is crazy because I had no idea the guy was still alive, much less acting in movies. And much, much less acting in this movie.

When I saw Reubens on the set, he and the cast were between takes at State Treasurer Converse Chellis‘ office. He wouldn’t give me any inside details about the film, but did say he was playing a Congressional staffer.

That doesn’t explain the fanny pack, Bluetooth or pocket pens (photo below), but it does explain why he was seen with Biel at Mo Mo’s Bistro in Columbia on Saturday night, reportedly the cast’s first night in town.

And sadly, while talking to Reubens was cool, I didn’t get to meet the oh-so-hot Jessica Biel.

Anyway, here are a few shots from the set and one from Saturday sent by a friend. It’s pretty distant, but you can see Reubens sitting next to Biel (the chick in the white hat). Click the thumbnail for full size:

Note: I usually don’t moderate comments, but Reubens was a pretty cool guy. So anyone who makes a trite Pee-wee joke is banned for life. Seriously. Really good, original Pee-wee jokes might be acceptable, but keep it clean.

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  1. April 16, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

    Are you sure it wasn”t in a theater? Just kidding!

    Posted by john dozier
  2. April 16, 2008 @ 7:25 pm


    I always liked Pee Wee…

    Posted by yoyo
  3. April 17, 2008 @ 10:25 am

    He’s playing opposite Catherine Keener as her legal aide and husband

    Posted by Mattheus Mei
  4. April 18, 2008 @ 6:55 am

    I sure hope someone explained to him the differences between SC and CA, so he won’t give anyone a valid reason to report on some {sex} scandal he might find himself in the midst of.

    I mean, really, I have lived in California; what he got caught doing is not so unusual to their society’s norms.

    Posted by Paul Brown
  5. April 21, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    He was at New Orleans Riverfront Restaurant on Sunday and Monday for lunch. Super nice guy.

    Posted by Maria Lashway

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