Mel Gibson spent Saturday at the PNE.
Gibson and his daughter were escorted around the grounds by local producer Howard Blank and Blankâ€™s wife. â€śThey had a good time,â€ť Blank said.
It was a day away from the set for Gibson. The movie star is in town to shoot a locally-produced film, â€śDragged Across Concrete.â€ť Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Carpenter are among Gibsonâ€™s co-stars; Vancouverâ€™s Look to the Sky Films has partnered with Unified Films on the production.
According to Blank, the Gibsons covered everything at the annual end-of-summer ritual, including a ride on the Pirate Ship, a visit to the Midway â€” including winning a big blue stuffy at the Bowler Roller â€” and eating ribs.
Gibson wore a ball cap and is currently sporting a moustache, so he seems to have spent most of the day unnoticed by other fairgoers.
â€śA few people did recognize him,â€ť Blank said, but most seemed too shy to say anything. â€śTypical Vancouver,â€ť he added. â€śMel was happy to oblige the few people who asked for a photo.â€ť