TWA Hotel

I’m currently on a flight from JFK back to LAX. A Keeping Up With the Kardashians marathon is on both E! AND Bravo (airplanes are the only time I allow myself to watch it). Abe and I just took a really quick trip to the city we used to call home, for the NYC premiere of Go Back to China. Originally I wasn’t going to go, but I really wanted to see it with my family. Even though I’ve been in dozens of films, this is only the second time I’ve been able to sit next to my Mom in a theater while my face is on the big screen. The first time was with 2005’s Saving Face.

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We filmed a pivotal scene in that movie in the old TWA Terminal - now, 15 years later - it is a hotel.

Next time I’d like to stay in one of their rooms, but just walking around was worth the trip.

We had a late lunch at Paris Cafe, a great way to wait for rush hour traffic to clear up.

Outside, there’s an old TWA plane that is also a cocktail lounge.

It was surreal being in the same place where I filmed my very first movie.

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P.S. I’m wearing a “What Would Joan Chen Do” shirt (she plays “Ma” in the movie) by 17.21Women. DM them to order!

P.P.S. We visited another Saving Face location last night.