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Aubrey Plaza Stars in “Got Milk” Ads

April 21, 2023   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Stars in “Got Milk” Ads   News, Video

Aubrey Plaza stars in the new “Got Milk?” ads launching Wood Milk. This a spoof and not an actual product, as seen by the disclaimer “Wood Milk is 100% fake and completely made up.”


Aubrey Plaza Joins “Animal Friends”

April 19, 2023   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Joins “Animal Friends”   Movies, News

Legendary has set an all-star cast for their forthcoming film Animal Friends, combining live-action and animated characters from writing duo Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider, with Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 3), Jason Momoa (Fast X), Vince Vaughn (Bad Monkey) and Aubrey Plaza (Megalopolis) coming aboard for roles.

Plot details for the project, described as an R-rated road trip adventure, are being kept under wraps. Emmy-winning director Peter Atencio (The Machine) is at the helm.

The idea for the film came from a general meeting between Burrows & Mider and Patrick Gooing, an executive at Reynolds’ production company, Maximum Effort. Producing alongside Legendary are Maximum Effort and Namit Malhotra’s Prime Focus Studios. Visual effects and animation will be provided by leading visual entertainment services company, DNEG.

Source: Deadline


Aubrey Plaza Named One of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2023”

April 15, 2023   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Named One of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2023”   News

Aubrey Plaza has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2023 by Time magazine! Check out the lovely write-up by Aubrey’s Parks and Recreation co-star and friend, Amy Pohler, at Time.com.

We are all watching Aubrey Plaza and can’t take our eyes off her. I met Aubrey, a deeply versatile actor and producer, almost 15 years ago on Parks and Recreation, where she played the droll and mischievous intern April Ludgate. I knew two things immediately: I was working with a determined and profoundly talented woman with big plans, and I had met a dear friend for life.

Her work over the past decade has been acutely truthful and always surprising—whether conveying fear-based choices in Emily the Criminal, manic breakdowns in Black Bear, chilly secret keeping in The White Lotus, or whatever big and ballsy swing is up next in Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis.

Aubrey loves an outsider. She roots for the underdog. She befriends the misunderstood. She has learned the glorious freedom that comes from not wanting your approval. But don’t mistake that cool demeanor as ambivalence. She cares deeply about her craft and her friends and has become one of the most interesting actors working today. Plus, she speaks Spanish and can hit a fastball.

We are all watching Aubrey Plaza, but she is watching us. And she is on to you.


2023 MTV Movie and TV Awards Nominations

April 5, 2023   Comments Off on 2023 MTV Movie and TV Awards Nominations   News

Aubrey Plaza and The White Lotus have landed nominations at the 2023 MTV Movie and TV Awards!

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Aubrey Plaza — “The White Lotus”
Christina Ricci — “Yellowjackets”
Jenna Ortega — “Wednesday”
Riley Keough — “Daisy Jones & The Six”
Sadie Sink — “Stranger Things”
Selena Gomez — “Only Murders in the Building”

BEST SHOW
“Stranger Things”
“The Last of Us”
“The White Lotus”
“Wednesday”
“Wolf Pack”
“Yellowstone”
“Yellowjackets”

The awards show will be hosted by Drew Barrymore, and air live on MTV from the Barker Hangar Santa Monica, California, on Sunday, May 7, starting at 8 p.m.ET/PT.


Original “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” Cast Returns for More Chaos in Anime Series

April 2, 2023   Comments Off on Original “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” Cast Returns for More Chaos in Anime Series   News

Hollywood reunion content has been milked dry in a major shift toward playing into audience nostalgia. Early in the pandemic, casts reunited over Zoom for table reads. While that happens less now, it’s only been replaced by revivals and years-too-late sequels missing the core of what made the film and television program great to begin with. But as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World returns as an anime series on Netflix, its creators are going all in.

Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead reprising their roles as Scott Pilgrim and Romana Flowers, respectively, were the biggest pieces to keeping this puzzle from falling apart. But the additional returns, all through voice acting, feature Satya Bhabha as Matthew Patel, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, Chris Evans as Lucas Lee, Anna Kendrick as Stacey Pilgrim, Brie Larson as Envy Adams, Alison Pill as Kim Pune, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, and more.

“We’re getting the band back together!” Bryan Lee O’Malley, author and artist of the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, and BenDavid Grabinski shared in a statement. “We can’t wait for fans and newcomers alike to see what we and our partners at Science SARU have been cooking up. It’s going to be a wild ride.”

O’Malley and Grabinski will serve as executive producers, writers, and showrunners for the series, the official name of which will be announced later. Edgar Wright, who wrote and produced the original Scott Pilgrim vs the World film, will executive produce.

“One of the proudest and most enjoyable achievements of my career was assembling and working with the dynamite cast of Scott Pilgrim,” Wright shared. “Since the film’s release in 2010 we’ve done Q&A’s, remembrances and charity read throughs, but there was never the occasion to reunite the whole gang on an actual project. Until now…”

He added: “Original creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, along with writer BenDavid Grabinski have conjured up an anime series of Scott Pilgrim that doesn’t just expand the universe, but also…well, just watch it. I’m more than happy to announce that I have helped coax the entire original cast back to voice their characters on this epic new adventure. You are in for a treat.”

Source: Rolling Stone


Hollywood Latino Leaders Form Visionary Alliance to Combat Disinformation in Media

March 15, 2023   Comments Off on Hollywood Latino Leaders Form Visionary Alliance to Combat Disinformation in Media   News

They’re the most disproportionately underrepresented demographic in Hollywood, an industry that makes its headquarters in a county where they comprise the plurality of the population. And even as other systemically marginalized groups make prominent and visible strides in pop culture, Latinos have remained caught in a cycle of development hell, with projects created by and centering them canceled (or permanently shelved) even as they continue to prop up a significant share of the box office as audience members.

“There was an overabundance and then a complete 180 has now happened. The graveyard of Latino shows in the last five years, it has been a decimation,” writer Gloria Calderón Kellett tells The Hollywood Reporter. “In a row One Day at a Time, Vida, Diary of a Future President, Gentefied, all of these shows came out, all of them 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. They didn’t support the shows with marketing. They didn’t put money behind those shows, and those shows are now all gone.”

In part to rectify the systemic issues that have led to this downturn as well as address other concerns in the entertainment industry and beyond, Calderón Kellett is linking up with a number of other Latino luminaries in Hollywood to form the first-ever Visionary Alliance for the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Alliance members will lend their professional expertise to longstanding NHMC entertainment initiatives such as its Series Scriptwriters Program and Latinx Stream Showcase and also get involved in the nonprofit’s social justice and policy advocacy work.

“NHMC is about representation from the White House to Hollywood,” the coalition’s president and CEO Brenda Victoria Castillo tells THR. “The policies and decisions that are made in D.C. affect Hollywood. The way Hollywood decides they’re going to portray Latinos is the way we’re perceived and the way the public treats us, and it’s a vicious cycle.”

The inaugural Alliance members also include Ismael Cruz Córdova (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), Wilson Cruz, Rosario Dawson, Diane Guerrero (Encanto, Doom Patrol), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Eva Longoria, Gabriel Luna (The Last of Us), Justina Machado, Encanto producer Yvett Merino, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Danny Pino (Mayans M.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Aubrey Plaza, Gina Torres, Wilmer Valderrama and Lisa Vidal (Being Mary Jane).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


“The White Lotus” Receives Nominations at 2023 SAG Awards

January 11, 2023   Comments Off on “The White Lotus” Receives Nominations at 2023 SAG Awards   News

The nominations for the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, and The White Lotus season 2 received two nominations! The cast of the show received a nomination for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and Jennifer Coolidge received a nomination for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
“The Crown”
“Ozark”
“Severance”
“The White Lotus”

The show will air on Netflix’s YouTube channel this year and then move to the streamer in 2024. The ceremony will take place Sunday, February 26th, at Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.


Aubrey Plaza has made history with “Emily the Criminal” and “The White Lotus”

December 18, 2022   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza has made history with “Emily the Criminal” and “The White Lotus”   News

Streaming Guide JustWatch has revealed that Emily the Criminal and The White Lotus topped the streaming charts last week, making Aubrey Plaza the first actor to have #1 movies and TV shows at the same time on streaming.

Source: Cult MTL


Aubrey Plaza Rumored To Co-Star In “Agatha: Coven of Chaos”

November 2, 2022   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Rumored To Co-Star In “Agatha: Coven of Chaos”   News, TV Shows

UPDATE: The casting news has been confirmed by Variety.

It was reported by The Illuminerdi that Aubrey Plaza will be joining the Disney+ series Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

Now we at The Illuminerdi can exclusively reveal that Aubrey Plaza is set to join the Disney+ series in an undisclosed role described as part of a group of supporting female characters.

Aubrey Plaza is best known for her role in the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation. Since then, she has starred in several comedies including Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Dirty Grandpa. Over the last few years, she has been delivering acclaimed performances in dramas like Black Bear and most recently Emily the Criminal. She can currently be seen in the second season of the Emmy-winning show The White Lotus, for which she already garnered Emmy buzz. Agatha: Coven of Chaos marks Aubrey Plaza’s second Marvel role as she already played Lenny Busker in Legion.

Our sources also revealed that the Disney+ series is looking to shoot briefly for a week or two next month, before production formally begins in January through the early summer of 2023 in Atlanta.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos will arrive on Disney+ in Winter 2023/Spring 2024.


Aubrey Plaza Nominated at 2022 Gotham Awards

October 28, 2022   Comments Off on Aubrey Plaza Nominated at 2022 Gotham Awards   News

Aubrey Plaza has received a nomination for the “Outstanding Lead Performance” award at the 2022 Gotham Awards! Aubrey received the nomination for her portrayal of Emily in the movie Emily the Criminal. This year’s ceremony will be held live Monday, November 28th at 7 p.m. at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.