Solar-Powered Dressing Rooms: See How Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Will Ferrell Kick Back on Set
Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock and Mark Wahlberg have also used the eco-friendly talent trailers.
When actors are working on a movie or television series, they are often away from home for months at a time, spending the majority of their days on set. Actors head back to their dressing room trailers to relax in between filming scenes. These talent trailers have continued to evolve over the years, and lately a new eco-friendly trailer has been requested on movie sets.
Hollywood Trucks — based in New Orleans despite its name — says it has created the industry's first line of luxury talent trailers fueled by 100% clean power. The Ecoluxe trailers have already been used by stars like Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, and Matthew McConaughey.
"The entertainment industry has always been pro-eco-friendly," Hollywood Trucks CEO Andre Champagne told The Hollywood Reporter, "And environmental friendliness is the mantra of the fleet." The Louisiana company has more than 400 rental unites, 40 of which are Ecoluxe.
The Ecoluxe trucks are fueled by a combination of solar and thermal panels, with backup generators that run on biodiesel. The countertops are made from recycled plastics and the lighting inside the unit is LED. The units range from 1-3 rooms, with bright white and blue interiors, and are rented for about $1400-$2500 weekly.
Champagne said he was cognizant of the fact that many celebrities using the trailers are accustomed to living in expensive houses, and so he equipped the trailers with 72" Samsung 3-D smart TVs, iPads, Apple TV, Playstations and high-speed Internet. All of the technology can be controlled wirelessly through an iPhone, and for privacy reasons, the computers are set to clear their memory and history as soon as they fall asleep.
Brad Pitt was the first actor to use the Ecoluxe trailer, which was showcased at his Make It Right Gala and tested out with Sandra Bullock, Bruno Mars and Chris Rock. American Horror Story, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Gone Girl and Get Hard are also movie sets that used some of these trailers.
The company's eco-friendly trucks have been most often used in Louisiana, California, Mississippi and Georgia, and they plan to expand to the U.K. by the end of 2015.