The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby’s, with innumerable receptacles to contain it. An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.
In keeping with the luxurious, over-the-top style of “The Great Gatsby,” director Baz Luhrmann made sure that his main stars were treated like minor royalty whilst on set, providing them with such generous perqs as personal assistants and fresh-daily flowers in their spacious trailers. Whilst he admitted that he thoroughly enjoyed being pampered, Joel Edgerton had a word of caution for himself and others about the dangers of becoming too comfortable with all that Hollywood Star treatment—-
“You gotta be careful about how well you’re treated as an actor because if
you suddenly go, ‘Now I did “Gatsby,” I’m gonna re-set the dial. THIS is how I should be treated for the rest
of my life,’ you gotta watch out, because
occasionally you’re gonna have to go back and fly coach and you don’t want to act
like a spoiled brat.”