Directed by Joe Swanberg, Drinking Buddies tells the story of Kate (Olivia Wilde) and Luke (Jake Johnson), who work together at a craft brewery. They have one of those friendships that feels like it could be something more, and that should make each of their significant others (played by Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick) uncomfortable.
At the film’s press day, actor Jake Johnson spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he wanted to do Drinking Buddies, getting to drink real beer throughout the shoot, what it was like to work with his co-star Olivia Wilde, and how much he loved the beard he grew for the role. He also talked about why he was all for Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Johnson) getting together on the Fox comedy series New Girl (returning on September 17th), how much fun it was to reunite with Damon Wayans, Jr. (who did the New Girl pilot before being recast) for the action-comedy Let’s Be Cops, the crazy injury he got while shooting a stunt, and the projects that he and his producing partner Max Winkler are looking to do with their company, Walcott. Check out what he had to say after the jump.