The plastic water bottle strikes again. After a water bottle (and a coffee cup) snuck into episodes of Game of Thrones in 2019, a plastic water bottle has now been discovered in the background of a scene from Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-winning drama Little Women.
Little Women super-fan Madelyn Rancourt posted a video on TikTok where she reveals that one scene in the movie clearly shows a hydro flask and a plastic water bottle in the background where it does not belong. You can very clearly see the items behind Timothee Chalamet.
Variety points out that some people have theorized that Gerwig kept the bottles in the movie as a callback to director Sofia Coppola, who famously and intentionally included a pair of Converse shoes in her period movie, Marie Antoinette. Gerwig has yet to comment.
Incredibly, Rancourt followed up her initial viral video with another one pointing out that Gerwig and Chalamet, as well as other Little Women actors, extensively broke down this scene for Vanity Fair, but no one mentioned the bottles despite them clearly being in frame.
The coffee cup from Game of Thrones was eventually digitally erased, but whether or not that will happen for the bottles in Little Women remains to be seen.
Based on the book of the same name, Little Women also stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Laura Dern. Written by Gerwig, the movie won the Best Achievement in Costume Design award. It was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, in addition to best performance by an actress in a leading role (Ronan), best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Pugh), and best achievement in music written for a motion picture (Alexandre Desplat).