Grimm began filming in Portland in 2011, and for six years, the cast and crew has called Portland as their home. Now, as “Grimm” wraps production on its sixth and final season, the cast recognize Portland has left a big mark on their lives and some actors wil try to stay in Portland. Portland Tribune talked with the cast of Grimm (David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, and Jacqueline Toboni) as they worked on the final episodes for the series. Source: Portland Tribune
Take a sneak peek at the Portland Tribune article.
The actors have lived here during filming for six years, and some of them will be staying, including Giuntoli and co-star/fiancee Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette Silverton/Eve), who plan to live here part-time in their house and Los Angeles part-time.
“You’ll see me around Portland,” Giuntoli says. “Bitsie and I want to make this town as much of a home as we possibly can, knowing that we work for the circus and have to be in L.A.
“We’ve lived in L.A. previously, but L.A. is basically a bit of a hub — you go there to get jobs. I love the people who I know there, but meeting people in L.A., it’s like being in an airport and meeting someone who’s from that airport. No one’s from there, just passing through. Portland is just an easier town, humane, it’s been very good to us, treated us like royalty, so that doesn’t hurt. It’s just an easier way of life. Slower paced. Closer to the earth and outdoors. We love it. I love it that there’s all different types of people here, doesn’t feel like just one industry here. It’s cool.”
Says Tulloch: “I grew up overseas. I lived in L.A. before we moved up here. I am head over heels in love with Portland. I don’t know why anybody would ever leave. It’s the best city.”
Sasha Roiz, who plays the conflicted Capt. Sean Renard, will maintain a condominium in the Pearl District.
“I’m going to keep a presence here,” says Roiz, who sits on the board of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, has acted in a Portland Center Stage production and has investments here, among his civic interests. “I’m very happy here. This city’s been very special and important to me. I could see myself having a long-term relationship with it.”