LA Times – When director Matt Spicer was casting the title role of his dark tale of obsession and identity “Ingrid Goes West”, he wasn’t sure if Aubrey Plaza would be the right fit. “My only question was does she see this as a comedy?” he recalled thinking. “Or is she going to be able to do some of the more dramatic stuff we’re going to need her to be able to do?” Consider those questions asked and answered. With her current run of work, Plaza has emerged as a performer of surprising depth and range, and a creative force to be reckoned with behind the camera too. In addition to serving as both star and producer for “Ingrid Goes West,” opening Friday, Plaza produced “The Little Hours,” a randy medieval comedy that opened earlier this summer. The back-to-back indies arrive in the wake of some of the best critical notices of Plaza’s career for her performance on TV’s “Legion.”


“For ‘Ingrid,’ that movie is really a character piece, at least that’s how I saw it. I wanted to have as much control and I wanted my opinion to matter as much as I could,” she said during a recent interview in Los Angeles. “I saw the movie in my mind when I read it. I was, like, ‘I know what this can be and as a producer I can help it get to that place.’ As an actor, I can only give my opinion and hope that someone cares.”


“My relationship with [social media] is so complicated because I don’t like doing it and it makes me feel bad most of the time. I have a hard time with it. But it’s also such a way to communicate with people now, so it’s hard to dismiss,” Plaza said. “You’re not going to see me doing a bunch of selfies and stuff like that. That’s not part of my life. I can’t. The idea of that is just, no.”

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