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From Russian YouTube to spinning on the spot: Hollywood’s tricks to playing drunk – The Guardian

Gone is the ‘do it for real’ approach – the stars of Mank and Another Round take a more sober approach to acting inebriated

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Were there an Oscar for best on-screen drunk (which there really should be), it would be a close-run thing this year. My money would be on Aubrey Plaza, who provides a magnificent display of wastedness in her new movie, Black Bear. Playing a neurotic indie actor at the end of her tether, she spends half the movie stumbling, lurching, wailing and losing her dignity. She wasnt actually drunk, of course. This is the great challenge: acting drunk when youre sober is no easier than acting sober when…

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