There is a lot of buzz going around about Darren Aronofsky’s new film “Black Swan“. The drama/thriller, hitting theaters on December 3rd, features Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers. The ladies had to do a lot of training and drink a ton of water to get ready for the roles. Happily, Aronofsky, the eco minded director, banned plastic bottles on set for everyone.
“He made sure that there were no water bottles anywhere on set which is a huge deal. We should not have water bottles anywhere and we were drinking tons of water, obviously, because we’re dancing and expending so much energy.
“Everyone was given containers and there were things to fill it up on the set. At lunch every day, instead of having Styrofoam which most movies have, we got eco-containers instead of just wasting stuff that’s poisonous.”
If you’ve ever worked on a film set, you know that there tends to be an enormous amount of waste. Hollywood is trying to make some improvements, but with locations changing daily, so many items like plastic bottles, disposable plates and cups, and so much equipment to transport, garbage tends to accumulate quickly. It really takes the initiative of someone like Aronofsky to green proof the set against waste. We hope others follow his example to make film a more eco friendly industry.