If you’ve seen the signs, you know that a mysterious production called VIOLET has been shooting in the East Village recently, and if you were anywhere near the Horseshoe Bar, aka 7B, you may have seen that they were filming a “one-time explosion.” Turns out VIOLET is code name for the Netflix series Jessica Jones, starring Krysten Ritter. Like Daredevil, it’s set in the Marvel universe of superheroes, which sounds like one of the best reasons to blow the (fake) doors off of one of our favorite dives.
Last night at the corner of Seventh and B, spectators whooped and debris went flying while a couple of very serious young men kept people at a safe distance.
Earlier in the evening, a stunt woman for Ritter (The B— in Apartment 23) went flying through the air from the middle of the street toward Tompkins Square Park via a pulley attached to a fork lift. And here’s the real star herself, walking up to the door. Jessica, we’re assuming, has no idea what’s about to hit her.
That’s her, we swear! To prove it, here’s the blurry picture we got of her face in the millisecond she was facing the camera:
Post explosion there were some concrete chunks and good sized splinters strewn on the street. The signs said this was the show’s last day of shooting in the EV, so it looks like Jessica Jones (aka VIOLET) is a wrap, at least for now.