'Thelma & Louise': Geena Davis got really, really drunk for one scene
Hey, it was a challenging shoot.
When Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis were pressed to answer which day was the hardest on the set of Thelma & Louise, Davis told EW about the time she got really drunk on set before a scene.
“When I read the script, the hardest thing, I thought, was going to be laughing hysterically. Like, crying laughing,” Davis said of the scene. “There’s a scene where I’m supposed to be doing that. I’m like, ‘How do you do that? Especially take after take.’ I get this idea that I’d get a little bit drunk. I thought, ‘This is working well, glug glug.'”
Unfortunately, it worked a little too well. “So we did the scene, and it worked, but I was so drunk I couldn’t shoot that afternoon. I had to sleep in my trailer,” Davis recalled while laughing.
“I didn’t even remember that. That was so unprofessional of you,” Sarandon added to her former costar, before praising Davis for going method for the role. “You were right there with De Niro and Pacino,” Sarandon joked, referencing two Oscar winners known for going far for a part.
Watch Davis and Sarandon discuss shooting Thelma & Louise, 25 years later, in the video above, and check out more from our EW reunion of the two stars below. For more on Thelma & Louise, pick up the latest issue of EW, on newsstands now and also available here.