Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick Were Drunk When They Filmed Drinking Buddies

It’s called method acting, guys.

When in Rome, amirite?

In an interview with Sam Jones for Direct TV’sOff Camera With Sam Jones,Olivia Wilde admitted that she, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the cast of Joe Swanberg’s 2013 indie Drinking Buddies, were drunk pretty much the entire time they were shooting. 

“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,” Wilde said. But the cast forgot to let Kendrick, who arrived on set a little later than the rest of the cast, a heads up that she might be on her ass. 

“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,” Wilde told Jones. “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.’”

The Chicago brewery filming location was in operation at the time of shooting. “We’d have to pause scenes so a guy in a forklift could carry kegs across the floor,” Wilde said. “So drinking would be organic.”

We already loved Drinking Buddies, but now we like it even more. If you haven’t seen it already, it’s available on Netflix now.

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