Icelandic children working as body doubles on the set of Noah, a film starring Russell Crowe that was filmed in part in Iceland, managed to raise a nice sum of money for the local Red Cross by fining the actor for each time he said a swear word.
RÚV spoke with Mímir Bjarki Pálmasson, a 12-year-old boy who worked as a body double on the set of the film. He said that the experience of working with Crowe, as well as with Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins, had been an unforgettable one.
Mímir is not new to being in front of cameras – his father is Pálmi Gestsson, one of the cast members of long-running Icelandic comedy show Spaugstofan. Although some days on the set were difficult, he enjoyed himself overall, and managed to get a photograph of himself taken with Watson.
But even while on the set, he and three other Icelandic children he worked with kept the mood light, with some results even going to a charitable cause. RÚV reports that the kids fined Crowe 1,000 ISK for each time he used a swear word on the set. In the 20 days that filming took place here, the children managed to raise 14,000 ISK, all of which they donated to the local Red Cross.
Noah is set to be released in 2014.