"Breaking Bad" fans flocked to Greenport Monday hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite star, Aaron Paul, as he filmed his new series on Front Street.

Paul, who played the troubled meth dealer Jesse Pinkman 0n the series, now stars in the Hulu drama "The Path," which premiered in March. Also featured in the show are Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy. "The Path" centers on a family at the heart of a controversial cult movement as they face challenges.

Greenport was transformed into Canada for the shoot, with street signage and license plates changed to Canadian styles and "poutine" signs set up around the village.

Wearing Los Pollos Hermanos aprons, after a popular eatery on "Breaking Bad," fans lined Front Street hoping to see Paul.

Orient resident Donna Angevine, who sat and spoke with the star, said she was a huge "Breaking Bad" fan. After talking with him for a few moments, she said, "Oh, my God! I'm in love."

Rena Wilhelm said she was asked by a location scout for permission to film outside her Front Street store, The Weathered Barn. Wilhelm, a diehard "Breaking Bad" fan, laughed as she said she hoped the crew would need an extra.

Diana Schmidt-O'Brien, producer/production manager for Mud Pictures, Inc., said filming on the East End helps to bolster the local economy, with crew and staffers booked into local hotels on both the North and South Forks; filming is expected to continue Tuesday in Sagaponack. The day of filming infuses the coffers of local businesses, she said.

Shooting began on First and Adams Streets, and was expected to commence along Front Street, then to Claudio's, and later, to Carpenter Streets and Bay Avenue, where Paul was expected to drive a truck, according to a police officer at the filming.

Approximately 120 crew members were onhand for the shoot.

There was no parking on one side of First Street while filming commenced, and no parking in designated areas of the village, but traffic flow continued as normal, stopping only when actual scenes were being shot.

Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard said all shooting is expected to wrap up by Monday evening.



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