'It's Always Sunny' Star Kaitlin Olson Previews the Binge-Drinking Season Premiere

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IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA The Gang Beats Boggs -- Episode 1 (Season Premiere - Wednesday, January 14 10:00 PM e/p) Pictured: (L-R) Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly, Wade Boggs as himself. CR: Patrick McElhenney/FX
IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA The Gang Beats Boggs -- Episode 1 (Season Premiere - Wednesday, January 14 10:00 PM e/p) Pictured: (L-R) Charlie Day as Charlie Kelly, Wade Boggs as himself. CR: Patrick McElhenney/FX

When Kaitlin Olson, aka Sweet Dee on FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, tells us that the Sunny season premiere features "a lot of drinking," well, that's saying something.

After all, for nine seasons now, Sunny has centered on the drunken shenanigans of five self-centered imbeciles running a Philly dive bar. But this week's Season 10 premiere takes it to a whole new level, as the Paddy's Pub gang attempts to recreate an urban legend about Hall of Fame baseball great Wade Boggs drinking 64 beers on a cross-country flight.

"We're trying to beat Wade Boggs's record," Olson says. "Apparently, he would drink some ridiculous number of beers on the plane on the way to a game and then play the game. Which is ludicrous." So the gang boards a flight and starts knocking back dozens of brewskis — which leads to slurring, drooling inebriation all around. (Boggs himself makes a cameo, too.)

Get a sneak peek at the new season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia right here:

So how does Olson prepare for Sunny's many drunk scenes? Does she actually drink beforehand? "I have tried that, and that's actually a really bad idea," she confesses. "You miss out on a lot of good acting opportunities, because you're just drunk. The good news is, we're playing comedy drunk. I don't know if I could play, like, dramatic drunk… You definitely watch bad drunk acting, and it's irritating."

On TV, Dee is still stuck in an alcoholic hate spiral with her idiot co-workers, but in real life, Olson is all grown up; she is married to co-star Rob McElhenney (Mac) and the mother of two young kids. But Sunny fans don't seem to realize she's not Dee. "If we're out at a restaurant or a bar, people still treat us like we're 20-year-old drunks," she says. "It's like, 'I just put both my kids to bed and snuck out for a quick dinner. I'm not going to do shots with you.'"

Season 10 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. on FXX.