“Secret Famous Places” podcast hosts Judith Schneider and Robin Lachhein are a couple from Germany and they just so happen to be pop culture fanatics. Schneider and Lachhein travel around the world to the film location of iconic TV and movie scenes and try to recreate the image as precisely as possible.
The couple traveled to the U.S. last year to remake the “Run Forrest Run” scene from “Forrest Gump.” Lachhein took on the title role, originally portrayed by Tom Hanks, wearing a similar hat and jacket. The photo was snapped on location at Monument Valley in Arizona. They even recruited a few people in the area to serve as the crowd standing behind Forrest in the shot.
Schneider and Lachhein had been doing the project for years before they shared it with others.
“This is our hobby,” Schneider told Insider. “We just did it because it’s a lot of fun. But after four or five years, we realized that everybody looking at our pictures is laughing a lot and having fun, so we decided to publish them on Instagram.”
“Mockingjay” from “The Hunger Games” franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence also got a shout out from the duo. Schneider posed as character Katniss Everdeen during a fight with Snow’s troops. The shot was filmed in a Berlin metro station.
“We want to visit the country and want to see great sightseeing spots,” Lachhein told Insider. “The cool part of this hobby is that we don’t just visit sightseeing spots where everyone in the country is, we see spots where movies are filmed, which are so much cooler.”
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