SXSW: Joe Swanberg, Anna Kendrick, Olivia Wilde talk beer and sex in ‘Drinking Buddies’
AUSTIN -- What is readily apparent from Joe Swanberg’s latest film “Drinking Buddies” is that the actors genuinely liked each other. In a press event following the film’s premiere at South By Southwest, Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick confirmed as much, and even more so.
Adding fuel to fire is alcohol, much of which was consumed during the making of "Drinking Buddies."
"I didn’t realize until I was editing how much you guys were drinking," Swanberg admitted to his cast.
"It's hard to fake beer," Wilde ascertained, while Kendrick explained that during one shoot, a drinking game, she was under the impression she was drinking non-alcoholic beer.
"That's the fastest I've ever seen a human being get drunk," one of her cohorts followed-up.
"I feel like filmmakers are small business people," said Swanberg, a home-brewer and craft-brewing aficionado. He made sure the cast had some experiences brewing beer and had the lingo down. "If a brewer watches this movie, nothing’s [there] to pull them out of it."