25 Sep 20by Webmiss
Aubrey Plaza recently joined the students from the USC School of Dramatic Arts community over Zoom, for the School’s Spotlight@SDA series. Some highlights from her interview are:
Although the pandemic-prompted isolation has brought along its own set of challenges, it has allowed Plaza time to pause from her regularly hectic schedule.
“I’m into tie dying now. It’s very good for my mental health,” Plaza said, leaning toward the camera to show off the tie-dyed shirt she was wearing.
Social distancing has also provided her time to take on a few new hobbies, and also a chance to work on creative projects off camera — including writing a script, producing two animated shows and recently selling a children’s book.
“I’m always scheming,” she said.
In her early days, Plaza admits she was a shy child growing up in Delaware, but theatre helped her from being concerned with what other people thought and out of her shell. “I guess there was this thrill of exposing myself in that way,” she said.
She became “obsessed with theatre” at a young age — getting involved in the Wilmington Drama League, directing one-act plays, performing improv and the like.
Read the whole interview at USC School of Dramatic Arts