In recent months, there’s been much discussion of shows “going green.” Don’t believe a word of it.
I happen to know a guy on said show. When I told him about the story, he laughed heartily and said, “Oh, God, no. That’s just a bald-faced lie.”
Which makes sense. Can you imagine giving an actor a (relatively) expensive piece of electronic equipment, even one with a single button? These people can’t make it from their trailer to the stage without getting lost. (For those of you not in the business, oh God, I wish I was kidding.)
From what I hear, all Fox shows got rid of plastic water bottles, which is probably more of a cost-saving measure disguised as concern for the environment. Instead, the crews are given reusable metal bottles.
But not the actors, of course; they’d lose the bottles.
On my show, the only noticeable changes are that all of the office lights now use those cute, twisty energy-saver bulbs, and they’ve installed motion sensors in the bathroom.
I’m more than a little embarrassed to note that, after delicious Mexican lunch from the catering truck, I was in the bathroom so long that the lights turned off. On the plus side, I have empirically proven that I can, indeed, find my asshole without the aid of a flashlight.