‘Good Girls’: That Time the Store Next Door Was Really Robbed While Robbery Scene Filmed

TCA 2018: “And the cops had to come and everyone had to like back off — so it was sort of a bizarre situation,” star Christina Hendricks said

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The cast of “Good Girls” may want to be extra careful the next time they go food shopping, since they appear to be magnets for stick ups. Seriously.

During the new NBC show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, the stars recalled a time when a grocery store near their set was actually held up during the shooting of an integral scene for the pilot. You know, the one where the characters Beth Boland (Christina Hendricks), Ruby Hill (Retta) and Annie Marks (Mae Whitman) — desperate for money to help their families — rob a store.

“Actually, there is a funny story,” Hendricks said. “When we were shooting that scene I went away — I had a little break — and I went to the knitting store and I got calls from them saying, ‘There is actually somebody outside that is actually trying this rob the store.”

“They were like in ski masks and they were like, ‘Get to the ground! There’s somebody outside with a gun!” Whitman said.

Whitman also said that they had to shut down production due to the robbery.

Hendricks elaborated when asked by reporters about the specifics following the panel.

“When we were shooting the scene where we were robbing the grocery store, there was an actual, real person trying to rob the store next door to the grocery store outside,” Hendricks said. “And the cops had to come and everyone had to like back off — so it was sort of a bizarre situation.”

Whitman noted that she gets her groceries delivered now. “It’s safer,” Hendricks said afterward.

Yeah, probably.

“Good Girls” premieres on Feb. 26 at 10/9 c on NBC.