Why is it called a “green room” anyway?   


When you have happy talent, it makes for a happy production.  So, it’s important for actors and models to have everything they need on set, even if it is a bowl of only red M&M’s.

We knew this when we built our green room at Cine Rent West, which is why we’ve worked so hard to make it as accommodating as possible.  While spending a few days building out new mobile vanities with bi-color mirrors, it made us wonder: Why is it called a “green room” anyway?   

It turns out, no one really knows for sure on the specific origin, but the term dates back to the medieval times in the theatres of London. Our favorite theory is that actors used to practice their scripts in a plant-filled room. The moisture from the foliage was supposedly a benefit for the actor’s voices.  As we watched students around world walk out of classes last week in support of a green new deal, we're thinking that we should probably take a hint and add some plants of our own.

Now a days, green rooms are not always green, but they’re often filled with bizarre backstage demands.  In a contract rider, David Hasselhoff once requested a life-sized cardboard cutout of himself for his dressing room, while Lady Gaga reportedly asked for a mannequin with pink hair.

All we can say is that we’re excited to have a fresh new space for talent to prepare, so that they can deliver their best performances.  Feel free to check out our green room at the following link: http://www.cinerentwest.com/green-room-make-up-lunch-room