Thursday was wrap day for The Last Airbender, the M. Night Shyamalan action flick that spent the last three months in Philadelphia. Herewith, high points of Philly, from six actors: Young Noah Ringer, who stars as Aang, dug the food at Pietro’s Coal Oven Pizza, took in the Liberty Bell and Franklin Institute, and enjoyed a Ride the Ducks tour.
Teen Nicola Peltz (Katara) balanced her youthful tastes (Wendy’s) with a grown-up side (Parc and Alma de Cuba) and said the Flyers game she attended was one of her favorites.
No airs for Jackson Rathbone (Sokka), who fit in with many 24-year-olds at Fairmount Pizza and Midtown III Diner. He and his band, 100 Monkeys, played both the North Star Bar and Kung Fu Necktie.
Dev Patel (Prince Zuko) said he felt at home at the Rittenhouse Hotel – particularly since his girlfriend/Slumdog Millionaire costar, Freida Pinto, visited him last weekend. He said his favorite restaurant was Melograno.
Shaun Toub (Uncle Iroh) enjoyed the Art Museum, especially the Japanese exhibit, and spoke highly of Parc and the Saloon.
Aasif Mandvi, who juggled his Airbender work with appearances in New York on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, said he grew to appreciate Philly’s atmosphere, which he described as “a little more chill than New York’s.”