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Lizzy Caplan Admits Getting 'Hammered' For 'True Blood' Sex Scenes

By McCarton Ackerman 12/13/13

The actress confessed to Chelsea Handler about her need to chug vodka at seven in the morning in order to strip naked.

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Despite her performance arts training and experience as an actress, Lizzy Caplan still needed a little alcohol in her system before hooking up with the shirtless men of True Blood. While filming her role as Amy Burley in Season 1 of the HBO drama, Caplan admitted she was extremely drunk while filming her sex scenes with Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse).

“I was hammered,” she admitted during an appearance on Chelsea Lately. "I didn't really have lines the first time. It was, like, 7:00 in the morning and I was chugging vodka completely naked while a makeup artist I had just met was on her knees in front of me sponging my ass. It's intimate."

The doses of liquid courage may have aided Caplan in filming her sex scenes, but it also led to some awkward discussions afterwards. “I was so drunk that after I shot the scene I was going up to the crew members—and I had just met all these people the day before—and I was going up to all of them, like, 'You got a boner! You do! You've got one!'” she laughed. “It was horrible. Horrible!”

It seems that Kwanten could have also served as a drinking buddy for Caplan before the sex scenes took place. He boasted to Men’s Health in 2010 that he’s “been known to turn up drunk at triathlons and do very well.”

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

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