Well, this is ironic. While Olivia Wilde was filming the 2013 comedy ‘Drinking Buddies,’ the cast was completely drunk, the actress revealed in a new interview! Talking about really getting into the role.
Olivia Wilde, 31, and her castmates, including Anna Kendrick, 30, really put the “drinking” in Drinking Buddies. The actress confessed in an all-new interview that she was completely “hammered” while filming the movie because using real beer was actually cheaper than using water! Literally laughing out loud right now.
“We were hammered the entire movie because it was real beer, because beer on that set was cheaper than water, because we were shooting in a brewery,” Olivia told Sam Jones for Off Camera With Sam Jones.
The funny part is, some of the cast, namely Anna, didn’t realize they were drinking real beer at first!
“She sat down to do the first scene and took a huge gulp of beer, not realizing it was real, and was like instantly hammered,” Olivia said. “She was like, ‘What’s happening? What are you guys doing?’ and we were like, ‘Oh, we forgot to tell you – the beer’s all real and everyone’s drunk. It’s 10 a.m., welcome to Drinking Buddies.”
There was a legitimate reason why the cast, which also included Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston, decided to drink beer for the duration of filming. “The reason we wanted to drink the beer wasn’t to loosen up, it was because we were working within this very specific world in the film – the craft-beer world of Chicago – so we wanted to be able to improvise accordingly,” Olivia told The Daily Beast in 2013. “And this community had really adopted us, and we were working in an actual brewery. We’d have to pause scenes so a guy in a forklift could carry kegs across the floor. So drinking would be organic.”
HollywoodLifers, can you believe Olivia and the Drinking Buddies cast were drunk while filming? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson