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"21 & Over" Stars on (What They Remember of) Their 21st Birthdays

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Oh to be 21 again. Actually, scratch that. There was a lot of, um, poor judgment that occurred once finally reaching that elusive legal drinking age ... but it's still fun to look back on it, especially when presented in such a hilarious way as the new flick "21 & Over."

In theaters now, the film stars Skylar Astin (Casey) and Miles Teller (Miller) -- the best friends of birthday boy Justin Chon (Jeff Chang) -- who show up as a surprise to help Jeff Chang celebrate his big day. The problem is that Jeff Chang (yes he's always called by both names) has a life-changing interview the next morning at 8am, but what could go wrong ... right?

Wrong. The night devolves into debauchery, blackouts, drinking games, a possible love connection (Sarah Wright) for Casey, loss of clothing, wood paddles and more. There's even a buffalo. Seriously.

So we wondered, what were the real-life 21st birthdays like for the cast? Well, what they can remember...

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Skylar Astin: Mine was in New York City, I had a bunch of friends on the rooftop of my apartment building. It was really fun! I remember taking a field trip from the party and we were just running around NY ... I remember sneaking my dog into a grocery store, being chased. I wish I could put the pieces together for you more, it would make a better story, but that's what i remember...

Sarah Wright: I really feel like I had my 21st birthday when I was younger. My 21st birthday was like sushi and sake with my friends and it was boring. But before that? Yes I had some crazy moments! Most of those nights ended with the sun coming up, pizza rolls from the Walgreens and ranch dressing, cooking those and falling asleep at 7am.

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Miles Teller: My mom said, "Alright, there's a guy in the park you're gonna meet. Don't ask him any questions, he's got a package for you. Go up, grab the package and leave." I go back to my house and I open it up and it's 8 fluorescent green shirts with my face on it with a crown that says 21. The next day from 10am [my friends and I] were just all barhopping wearing these shirts with my face on it and went around New York and just had a blast. [It's] a pretty nice playground to wander around in.

Justin Chon:
I was going to USC at the time and I studied abroad in Korea for a semester. I drank at some s**t hole and I got really wasted and woke up on the street, on the door of a pharmacy or something. My shirt started off white but it was completely black. I woke up and it was raining on me ... and my friends just left me there on the street! I just took the subway back to my Grandma's house.

To see how art seriously imitates life for Justin, be sure to check out the racy and hilarious "21 & Over," in theaters now!



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