06:43 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/27/2012 11:20AM
Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul each had an entertaining time getting into their characters, who are both alcoholics, in their latest film roles – Washington as Whip Whitaker in Flight, and Paul as Charlie Hannah in Smashed.
But the fun didn't come from Method acting. It came from what Paul calls "amazing" videos of drunk people on YouTube.
"I watched so many funny videos," the actor, 33, tells Esquire.com. "There are so many. Just type in 'drunk people' or 'people drunk,' and you'll find some gems. There are amazing videos on YouTube that only have like 400 views. I'm just shocked that the entire planet hasn't seen them yet."
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