Capitals Star Alex Ovechkin filming in Kalorama Harris Teeter Sat. Night

by Prince Of Petworth November 7, 2010 at 11:24 am 9 Comments

“Dear PoP,

I just was at the Harris Teeter on Kalorama and it seems some movie is being filmed. There are forklifts with spotlights on the top floor and equipment all around. Any idea what is going on?”

I’ve been getting lots of inquiries similar to the one above and it seems that, according to a few readers, some sort of filming involving Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is taking place. One reader is fairly certain that that is his car below.

Perhaps it is a new Capital One commercial? Anyone know more details of what’s being filmed at the Harris Teeter at 1631 Kalorama Rd NW?

UPDATE: Ovechkin was definitely filming there. And it turns out it was a Reebok commercial. And it turns out, he is super nice.

“Dear PoP,

17th and Kalorama NW – he was filming upstairs at the old roller rink and shooting pics in the empty retail space below last night. that is his tricked out white mercedes which he came in with his dad.”


“Dear PoP,

Yeah he was there and emerged from the rented space below the HT (used to be roller skating rink) around 8:40 last. He had been filming and doing photoshoots for Reebok ads for a few hours. He was nice and signed autographs for me and my wife.”

  • J

    For what it’s worth, that is his car. My parents live down the street from him. My dad was intrigued when he saw $250k of cars sitting out in the driveway one day..

  • Tres

    I got a call to work on this, but I don’t remember what it was. I was already booked on something else. Maybe it will come to me.

    Pretty sure it’s not Cap One. I think I remember hearing Reebok on the phone. It was a two day commercial that popped up out of nowhere. Big budget.

  • victoria

    I admittedly know nothing about cars – but what makes this “tricked out?” It looks kind of boring compared to classic cool cars (Stingray, mustang, corvette, trans am, etc.) What am I missing?

  • Ovechkin is just ugly sexy! uh huh

  • Phineas

    I would not leave that car parked that far from the curb on Kalorama on a Saturday night. I wonder if he had a mirror when he left and how much that costs to replace on there.

    According to the internets, that’s an 800 horsepower car. And that’s his second or third best car.

  • neener

    Ovechkin is not at all cool. He is tied into that “New Russian” re: pimp mindset and is abusive toward women. I don’t know the guy but people I know do and cannot stand him. He couldn’t win an American woman’s heart if he tried and sticks to third world women grateful to get in the country. That is all.

    • caballero

      Sour grapes. I’ll take foreign women 9 times out of 10 over your typical American chick in DC.

  • Eric

    Its essentially a supercar. What makes it tricked out is that its a Brabus tuned S-class, V12, twin turbo. About 750 hp, 800 ft-lb torque, 210 top speed, and about 250k

  • VeggieTart

    Damn, and just a hop, skip, and a jump from my apartment building. They were also filming Reebok commericals on Friday, but obviously not with Ovie.


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