We’ve all seen actors with their awesome luxury mobile vans that follow them around on film shoots. In Hollywood, almost every actor has their own special touch that makes their vans different from everyone else’s. If you’ve stood there, on set, and watched them disappear into these magical vans, then you’re not alone in wondering what really happens in there.
The answer, if there is one, is that no one really knows! Each actor has been known to spend a lot of money in customizing these mobile luxury trailers. While some actors don’t exactly own one of their own, they do need one during shooting and the production team, normally, provides them with one. Even in these cases, these actors have their tastes that these production team members need to satisfy.
So here’s a look at the luxuries that lie in this treasure trove that Hollywood stars enjoy:
Slide Out Rooms
These mobile five-star resorts are, to be a bit harsh, small! They cannot be too wide because they do need to run on regular roads while too long might make city driving and turning impossible. All motor homes have a hidden gem, which is, primarily, the reason for their popularity. These motor homes slide out from the sides, the back and the top. This not only creates a lot more room inside, a whole new room can be created by simply pushing one side out completely.
In some cases, upto four extendible rooms slide out of luxury motor homes. If only real houses had that feature!
Marco Pierre White can host complete dinner services in these massive kitchens. They might not seem like much but when you slide out all the ends, you get fully armed kitchens with running water, ovens, sinks, stoves and everything else that you might need.
If you are spending all that time out on tedious film shoots in the hot Bali Sun, you will need a shower to wipe off that sweat. Step into a bathroom with a shower cubical, a bath tub and some extremely large mirrors & sinks that make you wonder how they got them in, in the first place.
From Futons to water beds to almost everything that you can imagine – actors want to bring their home’s luxury into their trailers. That means, beds are massive with all the paraphernalia that comes with being a star. So what if they don’t spend a second sleeping on it – what matters is that if the need arises, there should be adequate arrangements.
For different actors, this means different things. While some might use them as meeting rooms, others use it to chill. Yet, there are others who might prefer to use it for some social gatherings and even, more, others who’d prefer a quiet time for some contemplation. Either ways, living spaces are necessary and are, usually, in the parts that slide out to create more space.
Probably the busiest part of these vans, vanity mirrors are large, as large as can fit inside. There are plenty of lights to give a bright view of the actors’ faces while they get their make-up artists to come in and transform them from rags to riches. Without a vanity mirror section , these trailers might as well be the Woody Allen movie screenings!
Whether you get the opportunity to live in them or not, these mobile luxury vans are stuff that dreams are made of. If you truly want to live the life of a superstar, then get a taste of these luxury mobile homes and you’ll never feel like going back to your home again! Unless you’re a movie star, of course.
On assignment in Australia, Matt Pollock writes about home design and architecture around the world. He is currently studying the fascinating world of movable homes in QLD, Australia, where families literally move their entire house between cities.