Monday, February 19, 2007

Cast Of ‘Reno 911’ Protects And Serves Miami

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Police officers promise to “serve and protect” civilians – and that even goes for the fake cops on Reno 911: Miami.

Wendi McLendon-Covey – who plays Deputy Clementine Johnson in the movie and the Comedy Central series that inspired it – says her costar Mary Birdsong was pulled over during filming in Miami by someone waiting for the real police.

Says McLendon-Covey: “She was flagged down by someone who thought she was a real cop. Thankfully, the woman was able to borrow the real cop that follows us around for insurance reasons and get the situation handled while Mary waited patiently to start filming again.”

McLendon-Covey says she herself has never pretended to be a cop when not on the set mainly because that’s a “big no-no” and, she points out, “no one would believe I was for real.”

As she puts it, “In Miami people were confused seeing us run around but in Sun Valley [where the TV show is normally filmed] they pretty much ignore us and don’t give us crazy cops a second glance.”

Reno 911: Miami opens in theaters on Friday (Feb. 23).

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