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Billy Bob Thornton Talked About The Time He Was Plastered During 'Bad Santa'

Jake Bean 22 Oct 2019

Oh, what? Well, this is certainly a surprise! The actor who played a boozy, criminal, sex-addicted Santa Claus happened to have a drink or two on the set?

Truly, I am shocked.

Quick! Name some of the best Christmas movies.

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No doubt a couple of names rattled through your head there:

Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, That one Rudolph stop motion movie that they play every single year.

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But one that usually gets overlooked is 'Bad Santa'.

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Which is a shame, because it's such a great movie. And one that'll shake things up on Christmas, because of how raunchy it is.

The main character is always drunk, swearing and is generally, well, bad.

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However, did you know that there was some serious method acting done for the part?

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Particularly during one scene, where the bad Santa comes to his job as a mall Santa totally plastered.

Billy Bob Thorton, who plays the aforementioned Santa, described his experience with that scene. And boy, is it funny.

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“It’s so obvious. I drank about three glasses of red wine for breakfast. That was just an appetizer" he begins.

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“Then I switched over to vodka and cranberry juice and then I had a few Bud Lights. By the time I got to that scene there, I barely knew I was in a movie,”

Now that's some real commitment!

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