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Icelandic Red Cross Benefits from Crowe’s Swearing

Four young actors who play the children of Noah in the eponymous film by director Darren Aronofsky, which just finished shooting in Iceland, served as some sort of “language police” for the adult actors.


“Noah’s children” hand over the swearing collection to Janice Balfour of the Icelandic Red Cross. From left to right: Nola Gross, Mímir Bjarki Pálmason, Gavin Gasalenga and Skylar Burke. Copyright: the Icelandic Red Cross.

Each time they swore, they fined the actors, collecting a total of ISK 14,000 (USD 117, EUR 94). They donated the amount to the Icelandic Red Cross on Tuesday, stating that the largest contribution came from the lead actor, Russell Crowe, reports.

Among the children on set was 12-year-old Mímir Bjarki Pálmason, son of well-known Icelandic actor Pálmi Gestsson. He served as body double for Noah’s children in the film and participated in 20 days of filming.

“Some days it could be very difficult,” Mímir commented to, adding that it was a special experience to be among superstars like Crowe, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins.

Mímir has now bid his new friends goodbye, Noah’s children portrayed by Nola Gross (9), Gavin Gasalenga (12) and Skylar Burke (9). “We became the best of friends,” he said.

The Red Cross thanked the young actors for their initiative and especially their original idea for contributing to charity.

The shooting of Noah has now finished in Iceland and the crew has moved on to New York where they will continue. The film’s premiere is scheduled for March 2014.

Click here to read more about Noah.


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