The filming of the moving “Public Enemies” in Wisconsin may be paying off for the state, and a state lawmaker.
State Representative Kim Hixson (D-Whitewater) says he appeared as an extra during filming at the State Capitol on Monday. Hixson appeared as a reporter during filming in a hearing room at the Capitol, which was standing for a hearing room in Washington D.C. Hixson says he sat off to the side of the room for most of the day.
Hixson says the state is reaping big economic benefits from filming, which is taking advantage of tax credits the Legislature approved to attract the movie industry to the Badger state.
Hixson's only disappointment is he didn't get to meet the film's biggest star, Johnny Depp. However, he was present for filming with Christian Bale and Billy Crudup.
“Public Enemies” has been filming in location across Wisconsin over the past month.
WCLO's Stan Stricker contributed this report.