Thirsty on the Set: Fans Spot Water Bottle Gaffes in ‘Little Women’

By Aimee Ortiz

Close watchers of the movie have pointed out what it has in common with “Game of Thrones.”

Fans of “Little Women” spotted and celebrated what appeared to be a stainless steel water bottle in the background of one of the movie’s scenes.
Fans of “Little Women” spotted and celebrated what appeared to be a stainless steel water bottle in the background of one of the movie’s scenes.Credit...Columbia Pictures

When Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” was released last year, it drew widespread acclaim.

But recently, the film, which is set in the 19th century, has drawn attention for decidedly more 21st century reasons.

Hawk-eyed fans of the movie spotted what appear to be stainless steel and plastic water bottles in the same scene by watching — and in some cases rewatching — the film.

Madelyn Rancourt, a TikTok user who describes herself as a big fan of the film, made a video asking if anyone else had noticed the errant bottles, which appear in the background of a scene with actor Timothée Chalamet, who played Theodore “Laurie” Laurence.

The silver ring and handle on one bottle and a wrapper around the plastic bottle are blurry but clearly are not in keeping with the kinds of amenities the movie’s characters would have had.

For days now, the water bottle blunders have delighted social media users who used them to forge jokes and memes.

The production companies behind the film could not be reached on Saturday evening.

The bottles’ appearances come nearly a year after “Game of Thrones” had its own errors inspired by misplaced drinks.

In one episode, a Starbucks coffee cup was spotted on a table near Daenerys Targaryen. In the finale of the series, a water bottle appeared near Samwell Tarly’s chair as the leaders of Westeros debated their future.

After the coffee cup episode, HBO acknowledged the error in a statement: “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.”

It later erased the cup from the episode.

The coincidence of errors between the movie and HBO series was not lost on viewers.

“The starbucks cup in the background of Game of Thrones and hydroflask in the background of Little Women would make a cute couple I think,” a Twitter user wrote.