Actress Olivia Wilde. Picture: REUTERS

Olivia Wilde once got “hammered” at work.

The 31-year-old actress, who has 18-month-old son Otis with her fiancé

Jason Sudeikis, has admitted she was required to guzzle down real beer

while she was shooting 'Drinking Buddies' alongside her co-stars in

2013.

Speaking on 'Off Camera With Sam Jones', she explained: “We were

hammered the entire movie because it was real beer, because beer on

that set was cheaper than water, because we were shooting in a

brewery.”

And it seems knocking back the booze at work soon had an effect on

Olivia's co-star Anna Kendrick as she couldn't quite work out what was

happening to her.

The brunette beauty said: “She [Anna] sat down to do the first scene

and took a huge gulp of beer, not realising it was real, and was like

instantly hammered. She was like, 'What's happening? What are you guys

doing?' and we were like, 'Oh, we forgot to tell you - the beer's all

real and everyone's drunk. It's 10 am, welcome to 'Drinking Buddies.'

Meanwhile, this isn't the first time Olivia has addressed the

behind-the-scenes shenanigans as she previously admitted they used

alcohol, rather than water, to get an “organic” feel.

She said two years ago: “The reason we wanted to drink the beer wasn't

to loosen up, it was because we were working within this very specific

world in the film, the craft-beer world of Chicago, so we wanted to to

improvise accordingly.

“And this community had really adopted us, and we were working in an

actual brewery. We'd have to pause scenes so a guy in a forklift could

carry kegs across the floor.”

Bang Showbiz