The New York Times (US), November 12, 2000
by Rachel Abramowitz
(snipped for Keanu content)
This corner, says Keanu Reeves, is his favorite spot. It has all he needs: a surface on which to put things and a window to the outside.
"I spend most of my time right here when I'm in the trailer," he says, staring at the blank walls and floral-pattern chairs on the set of "Hardball." "These things are really quite pathetic and sad."
And yet, expensive. According to a representative from Movie Movers, which rents deluxe trailers, a top-of-the-line 40-foot star trailer (triple pop-out, meaning expandable; TV; CD player; VCR; and bathroom with skylight) runs about $1,800 a week. Most productions adhere to strict clauses stating that what one star receives, the others also receive, thereby lessening, but not wholly eradicating, the potential for celebrity trailer envy. Stars can still jockey over trailer placement. As one top producer notes, "The higher paid the star, the closer to location is their trailer."