No bottled water was allowed on the set of the Biblical movie “Noah,” which will be released in a few weeks, and it allegedly led star Emma Watson to become sick.
Director Darren Aronofsky refused to allow plastic, bottled water on the set in an effort to stay true to the environmental concerns raised by the film.
But Watson, who was doing shoots at 4 a.m. at times, was “tired and delirious” on the set and needed rehydration. Watson apparently drank stagnant water once and fell ill, reported Wonderland magazine.
“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 the 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.”
She added: “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.”
Watson also said she was stunned when Aronofsky implied that she “use” her sickness in one 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.”
The report comes after an article from Variety says that a survey of religious moviegoers indicated were not satisfied with Hollywood versions of Biblical stories.
“Are you satisfied with a biblically themed movie — designed to appeal to you — which replaces the Bible’s core message with one created by Hollywood?” reads a question in a survey, carried out by Faith Driven Consumer.
About 98 percent said they weren’t “satisfied,” but it was not in reference to the upcoming film, “Noah.”
“Noah” is slated for release March 28 in the U.S. Russell Crowe plays “Noah” in the film, while Watson plays his adopted daughter in the movie