OLIVIA WILDE AND ANNA KENDRICK IN ‘DRINKING BUDDIES’
When you call your movie Drinking Buddies, expect your stars to be glued to the set. That’s exactly what happened here, because apparently the entire cast of Buddies drank real alcohol pretty much all the time. As Olivia Wilde said in an interview with the Off Camera show with Sam Jones, getting drunk for real while filming wasn’t just fun, it was practical.
The film’s setting was a brewery, after all, which actually made it cheaper and easier to use real beer rather than simulating it with water. It makes you wonder why more movies aren’t conveniently shot in breweries.
As for Anna Kendrick, Wilde claims no one told her about drinking practices on set. So Kendrick arrived for her first scene, took a big sip of what she thought was water, and was almost immediately bombarded. (Kendrick, as Wilde explained and your eyes can confirm, is incredibly petite, so she doesn’t need a lot of booze to get hammered.) As Wilde said, “[Kendrick] was like, ‘What’s going on?
What are you guys doing?’ and we were like, ‘Oh, we forgot to tell you, the beer is real and everyone is drunk’. It’s 10am, welcome to Drinking Buddies.'”