Actors like Carrie Fischer and Margot Robbie have always been appreciated for their top-notch acting skills. However, very few people know about behind the scenes story. Stars have gone to different levels for bringing out the raw emotions in films. Being drunk and stoned is included in it.
Here we have prepared a list of the top five iconic scenes performed by Stoned and Drunk actors. Let’s dive into their experiences.
1. Ethan Embry in Can’t Hardly Wait
Apparently, Embry was stoned while filming Can’t Hardly Wait, which even the director noticed. He even confessed that he used to remain stoned most of the times during shooting. Once his co-star Jennifer Love Hewitt gave him around fifty fresh mints because she had to shoot a scene with him.
2. Kirsten Dunst in Woodstock
The movie Woodstock required a lot of smoking pot for Kirsten’s character. The director had decided to go with herbal tobacco for those scenes. However, after shooting a stoned scene, she began feeling different and paranoid. A producer then found out that a real joint got mixed in the fake one by mistake. Kirsten had already smoked the entire pot. She was immediately sent home.
3. Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa
Thornton’s character required him to be drunk for most parts of the movie. However, the time he was most sloshed was during the mall meltdown scene, after which he attacked a Christmas-styled Donkey. After that, he had to ride up the escalator, during which he dozed off and awoke on a sudden jolt after reaching the top. The director put that part in the movie because it was too real.
4. Margot Robbie in The Wolf Of Wall Street
Actress Margot Robbie shared her experience of shooting a naked scene in The Wolf Of Wall Street. She was pretty nervous about it and came to work the next day, thinking she would not be able to do it. However, her crew member came to her rescue by giving her some tequila. Who knew being drunk would give her the confidence that she could not gather being sober? After that, she rocked the scene of standing naked in the doorway.
5. Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now
Sheen confessed to being dangerously drunk while shooting a scene in Apocalypse Now. It was because of his 36th birthday. While shooting a scene that required him to bring out his character’s recklessness and dangerous side, he succeeded in doing so. He perfected the scene by remembering all his personal moments. Even the famous mirror punching scene was his drunken mistake. It went on to be one of the best parts of the movie.
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