Waltham Diner Used for Julia Child Series

Published by Chris Wangler- October 26, 2020.

Wilson’s Diner on Main Street was used Monday as a location for a pilot about the life of Julia Child.
The HBO Max series Julia is inspired by the life of the iconic chef, whose WGBH show The French Chef helped to create food television.
No stars were spotted Monday, but an attractive selection of cars from the late 1950s and early 1960s were on set. Crews arrived in the afternoon and worked into the night.
Set in Cambridge, the streaming series has been shooting at locations across the region recently.
Initially, Joan Cusack was attached to play Child and English actor Tom Hollander to play her husband. But right before shooting was set to begin, COVID struck, shutting down the production and altering the cast.
Now a respected British actress (Sarah Lancashire of Last Tango In Halifax) will play Child. David Hyde Pierce, best known as Frasier’s nerdy brother, will play her husband Paul.
Brittany Bradford, Bebe Neuwirth and Isabella Rossellini co-star.
It isn’t the first time Wilson’s was chosen as a location. Back in 2012, it was used for Labor Day, an independent film starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet.
The iconic diner was built in 1949 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.