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Olivia Wilde Drank a Lot While Making SXSW Movie: "I Have a Hollow Leg!"

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Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, Anna Kendrick, SXSW
Jake Johnson, Olivia Wilde, Ron Livingston, Anna Kendrick, SXSW Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Olivia Wilde was drinking on the job—and no one cared.

No, the gorgeous gal doesn't need an intervention. In Drinking Buddies, she and Jake Johnson play coworkers at a brewery.

"She can throw them back," Johnson laughed when we caught up with the cast at their SXSW movie premiere.

"I don't know if that's a compliment," Wilde butted in before adding, "I have a hollow leg, as my dad would say!"

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Anna Kendrick also did some boozin'.

"I did some accidental on-set drinking actually," Kendrick dished. "They've been handing me fake beers for the past couple of scenes and then I did a scene with Jake Johnson where we played a little card game, drinking game and I didn't realize that they had handed me real beer.

"So I kept losing this game," she continued. "I had essentially shot-gunned two beers in a row and I'm very small. Did I look up and go ‘Wait, um, is this real beer? Yeah, I'm drunk at work.' I guess it really wasn't my fault.'"

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As for Johnson? The New Girl star says getting to drink on set was a big selling point when director Joe Swanberg approached him about the film.

"There was a lot of beer drinking," Johnson laughed. "That was part of the pitch. I said, 'I don't know how much work I want to do this summer.' [Joe] goes, 'Your character works in a beer brewery and I'll get you the best beer in Chicago whenever you want it.' And I'm like, 'I'm very interested in your movie, Joe.'"

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