American actress Claire Danes was asked if she and her husband Hugh Dancy would ever consider moving to Brooklyn.
Danes remained silent, and Dancy ventured, “By the, uh, what’s the park?”
“Prospect Park?” New York Magazine guessed.
“Prospect Park, yeah. That’s literally how much I know Brooklyn; I know there’s a big patch of grass somewhere there,” the Brit said with a laugh.
“Yeah,” added Danes. “The prospect of our moving there is obviously not so good.”
They didn’t have any fun stories about evenings on Bedford Avenue, but attending a Lubavitch wedding was one of Danes’s most memorable Brooklyn evenings.
“It was outside of a Lubavitch apartment, on the sidewalk, and it was in February, and it was really cold and very, um, stripped down, the ceremony,” she recalled.
“And then we went to some rec hall afterwards and celebrated, but the women and the men celebrated in separate rooms, and the women were not allowed to drink, and it was quite sad.”
Danes says she came to be at the wedding through a friend of a friend.
“Shiksa did not belong, but shiksa was there,” she said, laughing.