Bel Ami Orgy Scene Filming at Crossness Pumping Station

As we reported yesterday, filming moves to Kent (just outside of London) this week and Robert Pattinson reportedly filming an orgy scene at the Crossness Pumping Station in Erith. (An orgy is not in the script draft that we have, but may have been added an added scene or a flashback in the final draft.)

We decided to check into the Crossness Pumping Station for a bit more information, as The Fourgy live in North America and are unfamiliar with this historical place in Europe.

Imagine OUR SURPRISE to learn that the Crossness Pumping Station is a 19th century sanitation facility! A 19th century poo filtration site! Gross! Hardly seems the backdrop for steamy orgy scenes, right?! We had to dig a little deeper. Here are some photos we found:

Turns out this station is slowly but surely being restored to its original beauty, and it features “the finest Victorian ironwork in London.” After viewing the photos, we can now imagine the vibrant-colored ironwork scenery, if the set designers can cleverly cover up the engines that processed waste.

Here is a little of what we learned on the Crossness Pumping Station website:

  • In the early nineteenth century, London’s water supply and the Thames were heavily polluted with sewage. This resulted in several cholera outbreaks during which up to 20,000 people died annually.
  • The Crossness Pumping Station was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part of Victorian London’s urgently needed main sewerage system.
  • It was officially opened by the Prince of Wales in April 1865.
  • Constructed in the Romanesque style and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork to be found today.
  • Following abandonment in the mid 1950’s, the engine house and engines were systematically vandalised and left to decay.
  • Work commenced in 1985 to restore the Engine House and the engines to their 1899 condition.
  • The Crossness Engines Trust, a registered charity, was set up in 1987 to restore the installation which represents a unique part of Britain’s industrial heritage and an outstanding example of Victorian engineering.
  • All the restoration work so far carried out has been done entirely by an unpaid volunteer workforce.

We hope that Bel Ami’s fees paid to shoot at this location help the cause!

  • C

    It seems to me it would be rude not to pop down there, say on Wednesday, and check out what is going on 🙂

    I know security will be high, but worth a shot, right? Right?

    • This location was published in the Kent news and is very public knowledge. All we can do is request that, if you go to the set, that you please respect the cast and crew and not interfere with the production. The orgy scene needs to be ON POINT! haha!

      • C

        Oh!

        And I was going to go down there with every intention of interfering with the filming and disrespecting the cast and crew!

        Phew! Thanks for the heads up!

        Hahaha!

        🙂

      • C

        P.S. But really I promise to be very good, I am way too shy for it to anything than a quick trip and gazing from afar……

        🙂

    • L

      I was planning on going too, but I was wondering if anyone knew for sure that one of the three days of filming is tomorrow, since I’m not exactly there, and I would go specially for that. Thanks!!

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  • What a beautiful setting for Rob to have a, a, oh god I can’t type it without falling out of my chair. Rob, orgy, there I’m dead. Love these updates, thanks ladies!

  • holdmeransom

    Holy shit! (hehehe)
    that’s a beautiful place! a pumping station? really?
    well. it will be interesting to see it on film as a safe now won’t it…
    i still can’t get past the word orgy though…..
    *eyes glazing over*

    thanks for the pics! something for my perverse imagination now!

  • chico’s mama

    wow, when is this going to finished and in theaters? i need to read that book i think. did i hear that someone had the script?

    • Maria in CT

      I recently bought the book, skimmed through it, and it’s nothing like the script. The script is hot, the book is not. But, maybe I should give it another try, lol.

      I think I will turn 20 shades of red when I see this movie. And I’m worried about seeing Remember Me? Oh my…

  • I am going to go most days this week !!

  • Natalia

    Lucky people who live close to the place, I hope there will be more pics but I guess for nudity scenes they have lots of protection around and closed sets. It sounds like a porno movie in the end 🙂

  • spunksouth

    Very lovely place. Thanks for posting the pics. I suspect I would not have otherwise noticed. When I see the movie I will likely be focused on something else – just prior to passing out! Bahahahaha

  • ttolar

    Wow…looks beautiful….Can’t wait to see the movie…with Rob, I’m sure it will be amazing…He’s doing an amazing job as an actor!!!

  • Michele

    What did y’all think about K Stew on the Oscars last night? I watched the montage that was shown about horror films, and saw a random clip of Bella & Jake at La Push (WTF was that included for?!?) but don’t remember seeing one of Robert as Edward. Anyhoo… Kristen looked ehhh, dress was vavavoom but didn’t fit her well. And she looked bored… Tay Tay brought the hotness, though.

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  • dee

    I think Kristen looked more than bored. You would think by now she would learn not to fidget and slouch. Her dress was beautiful but I don’t think the style suited her.

  • mutz2021

    It may look pretty but it was f*&!**g freezing!
    …………oh and filming has now finished here.

  • Ann

    Does anyone know where Rob will be filming next?

    Kristen did look bored but also I think she finds the fame uncomfortable, with all the attention being on her I don’t blame her. Kristen also doesn’t smile much which is sad becasue she looks beautiful when she smiles. I have to say I thought her dress was beautiful and she looked fabulous.

  • Dorym

    It will be very interesting to see how movieland can turn this sow’s ear of a short story into a fleshed-out human drama with real dialect (totally missing in the novella) and make the characters come alive.
    Be careful Robbie, chose your vehicles with a gread deal of trepidation.
    Georges is a nasty b—— and misogynist, and sadly, does not pay the price for his horrendous behaviour. A proper ending would be to have him stabbed to death in duel with one of the husbands whose wives he has dishonored.