Under the Dome’s Mackenzie Lintz wrote something today that was so heartfelt and so beautiful that I asked her if I could share it with you. And in her usual bubbly way, she responded with “Of course!” This was especially tough for me to read because A) She is one of my favorite cast members. Her whole family is such an amazing group of beautiful human beings and B) Under the Dome is saying good bye to Wilmington. Take the time to read her letter to you, Wilmington. It is emotional. It is honest. It speaks volumes about our community that we love to call home. Wilmywood.
Seeing as the final day of shooting season 3 is tomorrow, I can’t stop thinking of the news we heard this week. We do not know for sure if Under the Dome is going to get a season 4 yet because the season is not finished airing. But this week we did find out one thing. Hearing the announcement that even if we do get a 4th season, we will not be returning to Wilmington, gave me a pit in my stomach. Not because I will miss tower 7 cheese dip. Not because I won’t get to spend more time on Wrightsville Beach than in my apartment. But because the people on our crew are my family and leaving them is giving me the toughest feeling.
It’s hard to put this feeling into words. How do you put 3 years into words really. I cannot even explain how much I have loved, laughed, and grown in the past three years working in Wilmington, NC. The people on our crew are the hardest working group of people I have ever known and I feel privileged to have gotten to spend the time with them that I did. They are not just co workers- they are family.
From helping me pick my junior prom dress, to trash talking me about college football, to watching me graduate high school- these people have seen me grow up and go through many crucial moments in my life. I don’t have enough big words and long paragraphs to explain how thankful I am to each and every one of them for in some way shaping the person I am today.
To everyone who has put their time, heart, and soul(and sometimes mental health 🙂 ) into making our show here in Wilmington, I love you dearly and I will never forget these past three years, as they have been the best of my life. Thank you for your hard work and for loving me as a adopted little sister, an adopted daughter, or just as “Mack”.
I love you guys so so much.