With help from our talented local humidity, Long Island played Florida last month on the set of the upcoming Tina Fey–Amy Poehler comedy The Nest, about estranged sisters who reunite to throw one last party in their parents’ home before Mom and Dad sell it. Palm trees were planted for the June 24 Dix Hills shoot, at which Fey’ and Poehler’s characters thwarted some predatory real-estate agents by turning sprinklers on them while watching from the porch. “They did two or three takes of that scene,” says Mark Peterson, who took photos for New York. ”One actor who was wearing a suit had to change [between takes] because his coat was soaked. Nobody was shivering, but they may have been acting.”
*This article appears in the July 14, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.