Drinking before or at work is generally a big no-no. Not many jobs are okay with their employees being intoxicated. But, in the wonderful world of entertainment, drinking on the job is not only tolerated, it has become common place for those…uncomfortably intimate scenes. It turns out even some of the most professional actors need some liquid courage from time to time. Take a look at who has admitted to having a drink or a few on set.
11 Jennifer Lawrence
Recently Jennifer Lawrence admitted to getting drunk before shooting her first ever sex scene. In her upcoming movie, “Passengers,” Lawrence has an intimate scene with Chris Pratt. Feeling nervous and vulnerable about shooting the scene, Lawrence admits to getting “really, really drunk” before the scene. But instead of calming her nerves, it made them worse, "I got really, really drunk. But then that led to more anxiety when I got home, because I was like, 'What have I done? I don't know,' " she told The Hollywood Reporter.
10 Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie has quite a few nude scenes with Leo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. Not surprisingly, she was a tad bit nervous about being nude with the iconic DiCaprio. Margot admits to taking three shots of tequila before shooting her first intimate scene with Leo."I did three shots of tequila and then took my clothes off and did the scene and I was fine,” she said. “It really helped stop my hands shaking, and gave me a little boost of confidence.” She summed it up with one simple tip for actors, “Acting 101: three shots of tequila and you’ll be fine.”
9 Billy Bob Thorton
Bad Santa is a movie about an alcoholic who works as Santa Clause in a department store. In order to accurately play the part, Thorton was often drunk while filming scenes.“I’ve traditionally played really extreme characters and even in a comedy, if you’re going to play a guy like this, you can’t be sort of drunk, you know? And I wasn’t sort of drunk. You have to go completely into it.” No wonder he was so believable.
8 Jennifer Lawrence… Again
During the Hunger Games, Lawrence was known to sip on a sweet treat in her dressing room while waiting to be called on set. "I was drinking Pina Coladas," she openly admitted. She wasn’t nervous for a scene or even trying to get drunk this time. She was simply bored. But when filming in Hawaii, sipping on a refreshing frozen beverage seems totally appropriate!
7 Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson may be best known as Edward Cullen of the Twilight series, but it’s the movie The Rover that made him drink. The unforgiving climate of the Australian Outback drove Pattinson to drinking often, to deal with the harsh climate. According to director Guy Pearce “He drank more vodka than I advised him to drink.” Whoops.
6 Julie Andrews
This one may be the most shocking of them all. Yes, wholesome, world renowned Julie Andrews drank on set. While filming The Sound of Music, she was given homemade schnapps by the farmer who owned the land where they filmed the outdoor guitar scenes. Ms. Andrews explained "The schnapps was at the end of one day shooting -- it wasn't necessarily that one, but we were way up in the Alps on a really blustery cold day and the farmer made his own schnapps and very generously handed out a small measure to the people that were on the camera and to all of us. I tell you, for that one moment, we were so grateful because we were so cold."
5 Brad Pitt and Edward Norton
It should be no surprise that drinking went on during the filming of Fight Club. But it may not have happened during the scenes you think. Both Pitt and Norton drank ( a lot) before shooting the scene where they hit golf balls. The crew fed them a few lines and then began filming. Turns out there wasn’t much acting going on in that scene
4 Shia LaBeouf
There is no doubt that Shia is a talented actor, but he’s definitely someone that tends to be a little eccentric. Throughout filming Lawless, Shia often drank Moonshine on set to get into character. He also explained to NY Daily News that he “didn't drink off set for no reason," and that the moonshine also gave him "that drunk bloat." " His character being one who ran a bootleg operation during prohibition. He reportedly got so drunk that he became aggressive; causing his costar Mia Wasikowska to try to the movie.
3 Johnny Depp
Well, I guess you should expect drinking to go down when you put method actor Johnny Depp in a movie titled The Rum Diary. Depp carried a bottle of Chivas Regal with him at all times during filming. Of course, he sipped from the bottle at times.
2 Martin Sheen
Though his son Charlie may be known as the party boy of the family, Martin did do some drinking on the set of Apocalypse Now. Filming the movie was so stressful that Sheen had a heart attack and the director dealt with suicidal thoughts. So, how did they choose to de-stress? Drinking, of course. Sheen was so smashed for the opening scene that the director told the crew to just start filming. It turns out Martin is able to deliver even when drunk. Sheen explains "At the time, I was a drinker. Hell, I was an alcoholic. It was my 36th birthday and I'd been drinking all day."
1 Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richards
When seeing those three names together you probably already know what movie and what scene I’m about to reference. Yep, that steamy scene in Wild Things that has become a common pop culture reference. Even if you haven’t seen the entire movie, you probably remember that scene. So what did it take to make filming a little less awkward? A little drinking between the three costars beforehand.