Fox's eco-themed fete goes solar during power outage
When it comes to going green, even the eco-friendliest of intentions can meet their match, as seen at Fox’s annual fall season party Monday night.
Talent from the net’s skeins gathered at the Bookbindery in Culver City for an evening of gambling and grub before the power suddenly shut off at the eco-themed party. Luckily, solar-powered lights kept the room aglow while tech teams scurried to fix the outage.
The momentary lack of DJ tunes and AC, however, didn’t stop thesps like Zach Gilford (“The Mob Doctor”) and Max Greenfield (“New Girl”) from blackjack, and Lucas Neff (“Raising Hope”) from playing roulette all night. Keeping with the green theme, stars bet with recycled casino chips and chowed down on organic cuisine.
While several stops were pulled to ensure the party left the smallest carbon footprint, Fox talent considered how green they are in their day-to-day life.
“I don’t think I’m green enough,” said Mary Murphy of “So You Think You Can Dance.” “But I’m thinking about putting fake grass at my house. I hate taking care of a lawn myself. And I’ve downsized one of my cars, but not far enough. I’m looking at maybe a Tesla next.”
Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”) keeps it green on set, but at home she steps it up a notch.
“I compost, which I think is a pretty big deal,” the actress said. “My dad and my mom used to compost all the time so I picked it up. It takes all of my organic food material and use it as fertilizer for my garden in the front.”