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

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.


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.

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


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.

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


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.

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


“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!