The Sydney Harbour’s White Bay has been transformed into San Francisco for Nicole Kidman’s $100 million Hulu TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers.
Set-builders have created an exact replica of The Fairmont Hotel in the bay.
Incredible: The Sydney Harbour’s White Bay has been transformed into San Francisco for Nicole Kidman’s $100 million Hulu TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers.
Photos from the set show buzzing tradies and construction workers, as well as a San Francisco bus.
The production will likely have created some much-needed jobs for Aussie tradies who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the scope of the production in White Bay, it’s nothing compared to Byron Bay.
Identical: Set-builders have created an exact replica of The Fairmont hotel in the bay
Green: Some green plants were placed around the entrance to give it an authentic feel
Working hard: Tradies and construction workers buzzed around the set
Props: A luggage trolley for a bellboy to transport bags was pictured on the set
Not only is Oscar winner Nicole staying in a $20,000 a week ‚eco-mansion‘ with her family, her production company has reportedly leased a whopping 60 properties in the area for cast and crew.
Set in fictionalised wellness resort ‚Tranquillum‘, Nine Perfect Strangers is being partially filmed at real luxury retreat Soma Byron Bay.
‚Nicole Kidman’s show took 60 houses for six months – that’s a $100 million project, and it’s brought a lot of money and people to the area,‘ he explained.
Construction: Cranes, trucks and vans drove around moving various items
Jobs: The production will likely have created some much-needed jobs for Aussie tradies who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
Not finished: Large scaffolding surrounded the half-finished Fairmount hotel set
The various properties, which were not rented through Ray White, will potentially be used as sets or as accommodation for cast and crew who do not already live in the area.
Nicole has been living in Byron Bay on-and-off with her husband Keith Urban and their two daughters since filming for the show began earlier this year.
The famous family splashed out on luxury lodgings throughout their stay, renting out a Spanish-style ‚eco-mansion‘ called ‚The Range‘ in Coopers Shoot.
Beep beep! A San Francisco-style bus was also pictured on set to add authenticity
Colours: watch shop fake The bus has a white top and a red bottom
Messy: The concrete and debris on set will probably take a long time to clean up