Cardiff street fills in for LA for Curb Your Enthusiasm

From BBC - October 26, 2017

Viewers of Curb Your Enthusiasm may have been left confused to see Cardiff doubling as Los Angeles.

The Hayes was used as a backdrop in the hit HBO show, when star Larry David is seen walking with his therapist in a recent episode.

With the Welsh weather vastly different to California, producer Jeff Schaffer admitted the choice was like "using a Los Angeles stock shot for Antarctica".

But he said the city "looked beautiful".

The scene involved The Hayes doubling as west Los Angeles and was featured after Mr David left a furniture store with his therapist, played by Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston.

Speaking to BBC Radio Wales' Good Evening Wales programme, Mr Schaffer joked: "Sometimes a scene needs a special stock shot.

"They showed us the Los Angeles stock shot and we said 'no', they showed us London and we said 'no', they showed us the Edinburgh stock shot and we said 'no'.


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