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I am continuing to merge the gallery content between the two sites to ensure we have everything synched up. Today, I completed expanding the TV Productions section by adding screencaps, stills, and more to the TV Series, Other TV Shows, and Talk Shows categories. You can see all the images by clicking on the preview links below – enjoy!
June 12, 2021
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Back on May 28, Aubrey stepped out for the first time in 2021 to attend the Riviera International Film Festival in Sestri Levante, Italy. She was awarded the Icon Award 2021, assigned every year “to a personality from the movie industry as a crowning achievement in this artistic field“. She looked positively radiant! High-quality images have been added to our gallery.
April 16, 2021
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The Face Magazine – For the meat of her career, Aubrey Plaza has been famed for her off-kilter deadpan persona. When she wasn’t delivering deliciously dark performances in Parks and Recreation and Ingrid Goes West, she was making toes curl with her erratic, anxious talk show appearances. Even when she joins our Zoom chat, it’s her online alias “Evil Hag” that flashes up on the screen instead of her real name.
Yet over the past year, 36-year-old Plaza has finally let the world see her for who she really is. Over Christmas, she charmed audiences in queer romance Happiest Season, as one-third of the only Kristen Stewart love triangle that matters (go home Edward and Jacob). So enigmatic was Plaza that filmmaker Clea DuVall had to publicly defend the decision of Stewart going with the other girl.
“I felt bad about that,” she laughs from her home in Los Angeles, while her rescue dog, Stevie, pants loudly on the bed. “When we first spoke about me playing the role, I joked that the audience would want Riley to end up with [Stewart’s] Abby and then it actually happened. I guess you just can’t deny good chemistry.”
Today, she’s promoting her passion project Black Bear, a spiraling psychological drama. Plaza plays Allison, an elusive indie filmmaker in one act and a film star who’s married to her emotionally abusive director (Christopher Abbott) in the other. It’s a raw and vulnerable performance from Plaza, for a part that was written with her in mind. She even collaborated with writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine on the script.
“There’s a moment when a character tells me that I’m really hard to read,” she recalls. “Larry actually said that to me in real life. He had this idea of who I was based on the characters I played, but when we really got to know each other, he was surprised by how sensitive and unsarcastic I actually am.”
Plaza found it easy to step into this deconstructed idea of herself, but nothing could prepare her for the “down and dirty” shoot itself, which was crammed into 19 days and filmed only at night. “It was horrifying,” she remembers. “We didn’t have a lot of money and were shooting in some remote woods, which presents a lot of chaos and drama. There was blood and tears.”
Black Bear’s searing interrogation of abuse at the hands of the male-centric film industry motivated her. “There has been a romanticised history of women being manipulated and emotionally tortured for their performances by these mad men or genius auteurs,” she says. “I have older friends who are iconic actresses. They tell you stories about movies they were in – movies you love so much – and they were suffering the entire time. You have to ask: is it worth it? No.”
December 5, 2020
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Lawrence Michael Levine’s “Black Bear” is finally out! This means I have been able to update our gallery with over 1,600 high-quality screen captures of Aubrey portraying Allison in the film. Be sure to check it out, as Aubrey’s performance is truly breathtaking. The critics have deemed it a “career-best performance“, and I absolutely agree with this statement. “Black Bear” is available on iTunes, amongst other platforms.
At a remote lake house in the Adirondack Mountains, a couple entertains an out-of-town guest looking for inspiration in her filmmaking. The group quickly falls into a calculated game of desire, manipulation, and jealousy, unaware of how dangerously convoluted their lives will soon become in the filmmaker’s pursuit of a work of art, which blurs the boundaries between autobiography and invention.
December 2, 2020
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Interview – Deadpan. That is the word most often used to describe Aubrey Plaza, or at least the characters she’s portrayed on screen. It’s not entirely inaccurate. Since she arrived in Hollywood at the age of 24 after distinguishing herself at the New York improv institution Upright Citizens Brigade, Plaza has dissolved costars into dust with her withering delivery and death-ray stare. She did so most notably as April Ludgate on the otherwise cheery NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, and in cultish gems such as Funny People and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. But over the last few years, the 36-year-old actor has turned toward darker fare, digging deep into the psyche of a crazed Instagram fangirl in the Sundance hit Ingrid Goes West and an unnerving psychiatric patient on FX’s mind-bending comic book adaptation Legion. Most recently, she plays an enigmatic writer-director who intrudes on a young couple’s life in Lawrence Michael Levine’s twisty psychodrama Black Bear. It’s a performance that is destined to blow minds, including Adam Sandler’s. […]
SANDLER: I’m happy you asked me to do this, buddy. This movie is unbelievable.
SANDLER: Your performance killed me.
PLAZA: Shut up!
SANDLER: I loved you in it. I couldn’t believe what I saw. This is just a monumental performance. People are going to be so excited seeing this. You dove in there so deep. But let’s talk about other shit first. I’ll ask you some questions. […] The movie is about being on a real movie set, so I thought maybe I’d ask you some questions about being on a movie set. When you’re making a movie, how do you handle eating? […] I know your movie had a lot of night shoots. Do you eat morning, afternoon, and night, or do you switch it? How do you handle the switch?
PLAZA: I eat for fuel. When I’m shooting something, I don’t care about eating. I just eat when people tell me to eat.
SANDLER: But what about when they say, “That’s lunch”? You don’t get excited? Don’t you sometimes ask the AD, “What are we eating?”
PLAZA: It depends on what kind of movie I’m on, because sometimes I’m on small movies where everyone’s eating weird shit. This movie was good because Sarah Gadon, who’s the other actress in it, is really healthy, so she would bring me snacks.
[…] SANDLER: Do you take naps during the day like me?
PLAZA: No, I can’t take naps. I don’t know how to do that. I’m a psycho.
SANDLER: […] How many movies did you do before Funny People?
PLAZA: I did one movie right before that, a very small movie with Donald Glover and a bunch of New York comedy people [2009’s Mystery Team]. That was my first big job. […]
[…] SANDLER: How many days did you shoot this movie for?
PLAZA: I don’t know. Twenty days, maybe? We had to go back and reshoot the first three days on the weekends.
November 25, 2020
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It’s finally out! The romantic LGBTQ+ Christmas film we’ve all been waiting for, “Happiest Season“, is finally available to stream on Hulu. It seemed genuine and absolutely adorable overall, I really enjoyed it. I highly suggest you go watch it!
I’ve added over 550 high-quality screen captures of Aubrey as Riley to our gallery. I’ll be adding some exclusive movie stills soon as well, so be sure to stay tuned! 🙂
Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner – until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay – is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew.
November 18, 2020
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EW – Marooned in a remote cabin in the Adirondacks, Aubrey Plaza faced a unique challenge: “Just to maintain drunkenness, for days on end.” As she recalls over Zoom from her home in L.A., “not just a little drunk, but really, really drunk.”
She’s talking work, not play. The actress stars in Lawrence Michael Levine’s Black Bear, an indie drama of startling intensity, as a filmmaker-actress staying in a lake house, struggling to create (and hitting the booze) as she becomes embroiled in a toxic love triangle. When the brainy, increasingly surreal film premiered at Sundance in January, Plaza, 36, earned raves for her dynamic performance, which stretched her beyond anything she’d done before.
“For me, this was an opportunity to try out a different approach to acting — a more abstract exploration,” says the star, who broke out as a master of deadpan on Parks and Recreation. It paid off; per her costar Christopher Abbott, “She’s doing some Gena Rowlands-type s— in this.”
Plaza and Levine were already friends (and had previously acted together in an episode of Joe Swanberg’s Easy) when the filmmaker showed her the dense, complex script for Black Bear, which he’d written with her in mind. The highly personal project — which Plaza lovingly describes as “two nightmares interwoven into one mega-nightmare” — immediately resonated with the actress.
“It wasn’t something that I didn’t want to have my hands all over,” she says. “There was a level of involvement that I needed for this project in particular, because I knew it was going to be a really challenging piece of material.” So she signed on to produce as well as star, having previously done the same on past festival titles The Little Hours and Ingrid Goes West. She credits the latter as having “really fired me up about the possibilities of moviemaking as a producer,” especially on the audacious, DIY-style films where she’s found a creative home.
“Independent films are the most inspiring kinds of movies, for me, because they’re just about exploring the human condition, always. It’s not about money and it’s not about pandering. There’s something very pure about it to me,” Plaza says. She first got her indie education when she had a job in a video store, where she fell in love with the offbeat titles from filmmakers like John Waters and Christopher Guest. Years later, she would celebrate the form by hosting the Independent Spirit Awards in 2019 and 2020 — a gig previously held by Waters himself, who also assisted Plaza in her first opening monologue.
November 18, 2020
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Last night, Aubrey attended Hulu’s “Happiest Season” Drive-In Premiere in Los Angeles, while of course respecting safety measures. She joined Clea DuVall, director of the film, and co-stars Alison Brie, Clea DuVall, Kristen Stewart, Mary Holland, Burl Moseley, BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon. I have added high-quality pictures to our gallery. Don’t forget that “Happiest Season” premieres on November 25 on Hulu! 🙂
November 16, 2020
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I have updated our gallery with screen captures of Aubrey in two of her latest TV projects: “Muppets Now” & “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine“. Sorry for the delay! 🙁
The Muppets are back on Disney+ and Aubrey appears (as herself) on the episode “Sleep Mode,” with Miss Piggy and Uncle Deadly. This is a must-watch if you’re a fan of the series!
Last month, Netflix added a new comedy special to its catalog, featuring Trump lip-sync TikTok sensation Sarah Cooper: “Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine“. Aubrey is featured as a home-shopping channel (Ashley) host desperately trying to convince her viewers that she’s not part of QAnon.