Emma Watson covers & guest-edits the February/March issue of Wonderland. While I’m not crazy about the editorial overall, I do like the cover and I do like that Emma is changing it up with her editorials. Her long hair looks great too. She looks very “English rose” in the cover shot. Anyway, I keep forgetting that Emma had a role in that epic Noah film, which hasn’t come out yet. Noah was directed by Darren Aronofsky, and stars Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly. The film’s production was reportedly something of a disaster – a bloated budget, lots of delays and weather issues and no one is convinced that the film will end up being worth all of the problems. In her Wonderland interview, Emma complains about Aronofsky and the situation with water on set:
"Harry Potter star Emma Watson fell ill on the set of Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic Noah after the director refused to allow bottled water on set, it has been revealed. Watson, who plays Noah’s adopted daughter Ila in the big budget fantasy, said the Black Swan director banned plastic bottles in an effort to echo the film’s environmental concerns. But with some shoots taking place from 4am, the actor often found herself “tired and delirious” on set and in need of rehydration. On one occasion Watson was so thirsty that she accidentally drank a mug of stagnant water. “Because of the storm, Douglas [Booth] and I ended up shooting most of our scenes between 4am and 7am – and at that time I never function well,” Watson told Wonderland magazine. “Because the film has a pro-environment message, Darren didn’t want anyone drinking from plastic water bottles on set either. So that made things slightly harder. Everything we used had to be recycled or recyclable. Having no water bottles on set at five in the morning, when you’re exhausted and delirious, wasn’t ideal. I was so tired one morning I picked up a mug from my trailer and drank some stagnant water that had been there for the duration – so three months. I was so ill.” The actor was then shocked when the Black Swan film-maker told her to “use” her illness in a scene. “I came in the next day and was like: ‘Darren, I don’t think I can do this, I’m really sick,’” she said. “He was like: ‘Use it for the scene.’ And I turned round to the bus and was like: ‘Is he joking? He is joking right?’ and there was deadly silence.”
Watson pointed out that even veteran British hard-man actor Ray Winstone, who plays Noah’s nemesis Tubal-Cain, struggled with the filming conditions. “We started filming in the summer in New York. It was so hot that Ray Winstone at one point, who wore a beard and heavy make-up, nearly fell down a flight of stairs,” she said. “His make-up was literally melting off his face.” Watson’s revelations are just the latest controversies to hit Noah. The $130m film has been plagued by reports that executives at studio Paramount cut up to six alternative versions following negative reactions from test screenings for US religious audiences. Aronofsky said last week that he had won a torrid battle to ensure his own cut is one filmgoers will see in cinemas."
I use a plastic water bottle nearly every day. But here’s the thing – I just use one and refill constantly with filtered water, for weeks at a time. I have questions as to why – if Aronofsky really did ban plastic water bottles on-set – why wasn’t there a water filter in every trailer? And why was one glass of water just sitting in Emma’s trailer for three months with no one throwing it out or cleaning the glass or something? Now, all of that being said, I’ve heard that Aronofsky can be a major task-master and some actors really don’t like his directing style at all. - By Kaiser
I loved this next one so much that I slow clapped and then gave it a thunderous applause
From celebdirtylaundry.com Feb 2014
So, basically, since the director of the film took an environmental stance and banned bottled water and because tap water is beneath her, Emma Watson refused to hydrate herself. That’s how I am reading this. I suppose it was unfathomable to scurry to the nearest dollar store, buy a Rubbermaid reusable container, and fill it at the nearest faucet. Am I the only one who is shocked at the stupidity and entitlement of this interview? I used to really like Emma Watson; I always got the idea that she was just as smart as Hermione. (echee: thank her PR team for that one)
She seemed grounded and intelligent and, let’s face it, she wasn’t running around Hollywood mounting anything with a twig and berries. She sounds extremely unprofessional and amateurish in this interview. Did she expect Darren to halt shooting because she was sick from a lack of designer water? Nowhere in the interview does it say that water was banned — just water in plastic bottles. Were there no water fountains or taps? All of these productions have craft tables. Does she mean to convince us that there was every snack known to man, including Skittles probably separated by color…but no water?
It also doesn’t seem that shocking that Darren would expect his actors to work through an illness. I’m sure all the greats had times when they weren’t feeling their best and it probably enriched their performance. That’s how you get those accolades, sweetheart. It must have been torture to play make believe and be forced to drink the water of commoners. Movie directors are so MEAN. Next they’ll expect actors to brush their teeth before kissing scenes!
What do you guys think of this Emma Watson diva moment? Is Emma being a brat? Sound off in the comments section below. - by oldsoul
You would think Emma would appreciate what Darren Aronofsky was doing since she's claimed time and time again how important the environment is. How about all her preaching about fair trade and organic clothing of which I wont post the plethora of quotes or the fact she never wore any of it? How about her quotes on the environment and taking care of the world that sadly I never saved? I doubt she actually said those things because it sounds too intelligent and lacks the word 'like' that she loves using a lot. See above in that quote. How about what she said in 2009: From iheartwatson.net OneIndia.com : April 2009, “I cannot not be green. My car is electric, I recycle, I take public transportation, I try not to buy and drink bottled water. I’m not perfect, but it’s something I feel strongly about.” I guess she "changed her mind" as her fans love to point out or more like make excuses when I show her being a hypocrite and contradicting herself.
Some of my favorite comments from people responding to this article at celebitchy:
February 18, 2014 at 2:38 pm McGraw says: Idk what she’s talking about. I worked on the stunt unit for this set in Long Island. We had water. At the (awesome) crafty table and catering tent there were water coolers where we filled sports bottles production gave us or recyclable cups if we lost track of our bottles. It was a waste-conscious set, which was refreshing because movie sets are SO SO wasteful in every way, from leaving engines on for over 12 hrs to food and plastic waste. She’s a brat. A pretty brat.