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Aubrey Plaza Interview on ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast – The Hollywood Reporter



Aubrey Plaza, the visitor on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a high younger actress and producer who’s having fun with the largest 12 months of her profession — certainly, in late 2022, she starred in and produced John Patton Ford’s acclaimed indie movie Emily the Felony and gave a standout supporting activate the second season of Mike White’s standard HBO drama sequence The White Lotus; and in early 2023, she hosted Saturday Evening Stay, garnering widespread reward.

Since bursting onto the scene about 15 years in the past in comedies on screens massive and small — most notably on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, on which she performed the important thing supporting a part of April Ludgate, an apathetic intern, for seven seasons spanning 2009 by way of 2015 — Plaza has, within the phrases of the New York Occasions, “continually reinvented herself,” and, per the Los Angeles Occasions, “emerged as a performer of surprising depth and range, and a creative force to be reckoned with behind the camera too.” This 12 months, Amy Poehler described her as “one of the most interesting actors working today,” and TIME journal chosen as one of many 100 most influential individuals on the earth.

Over the course of this episode, the 38-year-old displays on how she was modified by a freak stroke that she suffered on the age of 21; the insane first week that she ever spent in Los Angeles, throughout which she landed her components in Humorous Individuals, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Parks and Rec; the sense of resentment that she felt, for a time, about being regarded by some as a great match just for “deadpan” characters like April; why, having twice hosted the Spirit Awards, she wish to host the Oscars; two not too long ago accomplished however not but launched tasks, Disney+ WandaVision spinoff Agatha: Coven of Chaos and Francis Ford Coppola’s self-financed remaining movie Megalopolis; plus extra.

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