Quite a few films show actors having a sip of the good ol’ whiskey, bourbon, wine, or whatever the script calls for. But rarely, if ever, do the viewers notice if the actors are actually smashed or just acting. I mean, if I had to repeat a scene inside a brewery time after time, I’d be pretty blitzed! Naturally, it’s not always alcohol that they’re drinking, and they spit everything out most of the time, relying on their own method acting skills. There are, however, instances, when the actors either come to the set already inebriated, or become that during the shooting. And here are just 9 of them.
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter
Oh yeah, he went there. Mr. Potter showed up to the set already hammered time after time. He admitted he was partying fairly hard that year, and I personally can’t blame him. What teen wouldn’t want to be one of the most recognizable people on earth and be able to party day and night? As he told The Daily Mail, “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes. I have a very addictive personality. It was a problem.”
Jennifer Lawrence – Hunger Games
Yup, Katniss Never-Miss Everdeen confessed to drinking multiple pina coladas on the set of Catching Fire, and if you look closely at some of the scenes, you still won’t see anything wrong with her acting, because she’s a professional.
John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins – Mario Bros
According to some sources John Leguizamo brought scotch to the set, which he and Hoskins then gulped during the day. And if you’ve seen the Mario Bros movie, you know that that was the only way to stay sane.
Anna Kendrick – Drinking Buddies
With a name like that, what else would you expect? The movie was filmed in a brewery, with real beer! As Olivia Wilde told Sam Jones, Anna Kendrick got buzzed on accident because, as she gulped down the beer, she had no idea it was real. I think I need to watch this movie.
Shia LaBeouf – Lawless
Here’s a method acting you probably should not mimic – get flushed if you need to play a drunkard! Shia reportedly did it to achieve that crispy “drunk bloat” feel. And this wasn’t even the farthest the actors have gone with method acting.
Billy Bob Thornton – Bad Santa
Remember when Billy Bob Thornton drinks in the movie (and by that I mean like every 10 seconds)? Well, there’s a rumor that he basically drank as the character did. And that’s a rumor I’m ready to believe.
Martin Sheen – Apocalypse Now
Martin Sheen was completely hosed on the 1st day of filming, so what does Coppola (the director) do? Rather than send Sheen home to sleep it off, he turned the cameras on him, which resulted in one of the strangest, rawest, most unhinged opening scenes in movie history. Sometimes things just work out!
Margot Robbie – Wolf of Wall Street
Before she became the sex symbol that is Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie was just another new girl in her mid 20’s, who was about to film a sexy scene with Leo DiCaprio himself! This situation definitely requires a couple shots of tequila. She said in an interview to Celebuzz: “I did the 3 shots of tequila at 9 in the morning right before doing it.”
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman – Black Swan
If you saw the movie, you know very well which scene required the actresses to get pickled. Yes, it’s that (in) famous part where Kunis gets all kinky with Portman! This proves that even girls sometimes need to take a shot, or in this case split a bottle of Tequila, to get “in the zone”.