Woody Harrelson brings hemp bus on set, parties in it every night with cast, crew

Woody Harrelson was in a 2003 documentary called Go Further where he traveled around California by bike and psychedelic sustainable bus and spread the word about environmentally conscious living. The trailer is above and you can rent it on iTunes for $2.99, but I haven’t seen it yet.

Anyway Woody still has that bus, according to the Enquirer, and he brought it to the Baltimore set of his new HBO movie, Game Change, based on the book about the 2008 election. They call Woody’s bus the Mothership and it’s got dolphins, unicorns and rainbows painted on the side of it along with a cork floor and solar panels. Crew and castmembers, including Julianne Moore (she’s playing Palin) regularly party in the bus and down Coors Light. (Among other things I’m sure.) Ed Harris, who stars as McCain, isn’t down with the bus, but other than that old curmudgeon everyone seems to enjoy hanging with Woody and talking veganism and green living.


Here’s the report from the Enquirer, which I just love for the imagery it evokes.

“The mothership has landed!”

That’s what Woody Harrelson shouted as he and his psychedelic tour bus rolled onto the set of the HBO movie “Game Change” in Baltimore. And it wasn’t long before the bus became party central for the film’s cast and crew!

“It became THE place to hang out and let your hair down,” said an insider on the set. “Woody and the crew members congregated on The Mothership almost every evening after filming and polished off buckets of Coors Light.

“They would all get their buzz on and then it was off to dinner and a night of bar-hopping. His attitude all through the shoot was: ‘Let the good times roll!’”

The bus – which runs on hemp oil and is powered by solar panels – has become Woody’s main base when he’s filming a movie on location.

The floor is made of sustainably harvested cork and the outside is adorned with pictures of rainbows and unicorns…”

While regular visitors… included dozens of cast and crew members, including Julianne Moore on occasion, the insider says one person who didn’t drop in was Ed Harris.

“He was a complete stick in the mud,” the insider added. “Ed liked Woody but he thought everyone on the bus was crazy!”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 8, 2011]

Maybe Harris just couldn’t drink Coors Light. That stuff is swill. I want to party with Woody on the unicorn bus and I’d drink the crappiest beer to get the party started. It would be worth it. I’d be so baked out of my mind I wouldn’t notice anyway.

Here’s Woody filming Friends with Benefits with Justin Timberlake in July, 2010. He’s buff!





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  1. RocketMerry says:

    I like Woody, he’s probably a lot of fun. And he’s cute, too.

  2. the original bellaluna says:

    I would so love to hang out with him. I’ve kinda loved him since he was on Cheers.

  3. Chrissy says:

    I love Ed Harris. Sexiest older dude since Sean Connery went crazy. ;0)

  4. arock says:

    hes such a dude. love the idea and the fact that he is so dedicated to his convictions. hemp bus? awesome.

  5. mia girl says:

    Hemp bus… I want one! I want one!

  6. anon33 says:

    I live in Baltimore!! Anyone know where this bus is docked??? :)

  7. John Wayne Lives says:

    Pass it to the left hand side :)
    And on a side note, I think boys playing pickup bball is hot lol.

  8. dorothy says:

    Woody….he’s the man.

  9. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    The dude sounds way fun to party with :)

  10. Maritza says:

    I saw his documentary, Hempsters:Plant the Seed and it was very convincing. I didn’t know hemp can be used instead of trees to make paper and homes, for fuel and even clothes. I suggest people see it, it is very educational. Woody is so cool.

  11. Original Tiffany says:

    Hemp bus! Sign me up-why couldn’t they be filming when we were living there a couple months ago with Cirque?
    Baltimore was a little funky-at least we lived on the marina and near Fell’s point.

  12. bluhare says:

    Do you suppose Woody would rent out the bus for one of you guys’ cracktail parties?

  13. I so want an invite. Coors Light happens to be my swill of choice for hot summer nights – it’s crisp, inoffensive, and perfectly compliments a ganja buzz. Good times!

  14. IAMEROK says:

    I love Woody so much, that bus frikken RULES and I would drink Natty Ice to get my partay on in said bus! Again..Woody rules..

  15. wunderkind says:

    COOL! When is the bus coming?

  16. Onyx XV says:

    He sure is spreading the good word. 4 real. Long live Woody!

  17. wresa says:

    He’s one of those celebrities where I think, “If I just knew them, I KNOW we would be friends!” Ha. He seems so chill with just the right amount of ADHD to keep it interesting. Cheers to the Hemp Bus, too, glad someone is spreading the word about this miracle plant that offers so much more than a relaxing buzz.

  18. Chris says:

    When you compare the real life Woody to the characters he’s played in films like No Country for Old Men and The Messenger, you really appreciate what a good actor he is.

  19. Mary Jane says:

    @Maritza: The prohibition against industrial hemp (NOT smokable “getting-high” pot) actually came about in the 1930′s because newspaperman Randolph Hearst was threatened by the fact that hemp can be grown yearly whereas trees cannot (he also owned many timber forests). In addition, his buddy Rockefeller (Standard Oil) was threatened by the fact that hemp can produce oil (Henry Ford created a car that ran on hemp oil in 1937). In his newspapers, Hearst published many of Harry Anslinger’s (the first “drug czar) fabricated stories, aiding the anti-marijuana movement that eventually led to its prohibition in the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act.
    Hemp is not only in direct competition with timber and petroleum, but also with many other industries throughout the world. Hemp offers wholesome and nutritious foodstuffs such as edible oil from the seeds, which are also used for making chocolate bars and other foods; renewable fiber for clothing and building. The original Levi jeans were made from hemp but lasted too long to be commercially viable; high grade papers, such as those used for bank notes, tissues, hand towels, and tea bags, where strength when wet is critical, and so much more.
    And remembre, industrial hemp IS NOT smokable pot; no “stoner” would e’er try smoking HEMP.

  20. JQ says:

    OMG, I sooooooo want to party on that bus! How awesome!