Usually when actors film a scene involving drinking, they’re not downing actual alcohol, but rather a fake version that simply looks like it. That’s not always the case, though. At least, not according to Anna Kendrick who says she got drunk while shooting the movie “Drinking Buddies.”
In an interview with Vulture, Kendrick recalls one scene in particular where things got a little crazy. “During a scene where I’m playing cards with Jake [Johnson], they gave me real beer, and I didn’t realize it,” she says. “And so every time I lost, I was pounding beer, and I didn’t realize it was real until halfway through the take. I was like, ‘I’m super drunk right now!'”
Kendrick says the realization freaked her out a bit, adding, “I was horrified by the idea that I was going to be the next troublesome star who got drunk and started flipping over tables or whatever.” So she just tried to stay nice and quiet until she sobered up.
While it might sound fun to get hammered at work, Anna says it just made her feel uncomfortable. If you want to see Kendrick drunk on film, “Drinking Buddies”, which co-stars Johnson, Olivia Wilde and Ron Livingston, is in select theaters.