Olivia Wilde Would Make a Great Drinking Buddy

There was proof at the appropriately boozy premiere of her new film.

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Olivia Wilde Would Make a Great Drinking Buddy
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde Would Make a Great Drinking Buddy

There was proof at the appropriately boozy premiere of her new film.

What: A screening of Magnolia Pictures’s Drinking Buddies, a new, almost entirely improvised film from director Joe Swanberg. Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson) are coworkers at a Chicago brewery—where the manager is played by Wilde’s real life fiancé Jason Sudekis—who have a flirtatious friendship even though they are both involved in serious relationships with Chris (Ron Livingston) and Jill (Anna Kendrick), respectively.

When: Monday, August 19

Where: A pre-party at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The downstairs bar really set the tone for the evening, but the drinking didn’t stop there: waiters served cans of the finest beer from Revolution Brewery in Chicago, where Drinking Buddies was filmed, throughout the screening.

David Call and Alex Karpovsky

David Call and Alex Karpovsky

Who: Wilde and Swanberg were joined by several rising TV stars, including Alex Karpovsky (Girls), Thomas Matthews (Newsroom), and Matt McGorry (Orange is the New Black)—the latter of whom commented during a Q&A session which followed the film: “I loved the movie, first of all, congratulations to you both” to which Wilde jokingly retorted, “Do you write for The New York Times?”

Why: We learned that “it takes a lot” to get Wilde drunk: “I’m pretty dense,” she said. And with the amount of beer consumed both during both the film and the screening, we’re inclined to believe her.