Our gallery has been updated with 153 high-quality screen captures of Aubrey as Lenny in the newest episode of Legion (“Chapter 2”). Click on the thumbnails below to access to our gallery:
It has finally arrived! Legion premiered on FX on Wednesday evening in the US – and, as expected, received critical praise! I definitely can’t wait to see more, and especially of Aubrey as Lenny, who is incredible. High-quality screen captures of the episode are now available in our gallery for your viewing pleasure:
It was revealed through Instagram by Aubrey yesterday – she’s teaming up with the former Vice President’s daughter, Ashley Biden, founder of Livelihood Inc. The company is a “socially and ethically conscious apparel company that’s inspired by extraordinary everyday people” and for the next 14 days, she’ll be selling hoodies through Gilt. With each purchase, two communities (starting with Wilmington, DE – Aubrey & Ashley’s hometown – and Anacostia, D.C.) will receive funding for programs like education initiatives, vocational training, and job placement services. Check out the promotional photoshoot in our gallery:
In honor of “Legion” premiering tonight in the United States, Aubrey is featured on the cover of the February issue of the New York Post’s Alexa. High-quality outtakes of the shoot, photographed by Scott Council, have been added to our gallery:
[About the end of Legion] “People are going to be very shocked at where she ends up at the end of the season […] Nothing is as it seems.”
[About Jeff Baena] “We’re so obsessed with movies […] That’s why we’re making movies together.”
[About how she dresses in everyday life] “I grew up wearing a uniform for most of my life, so I think that’s probably why I don’t go too crazy with fashion […] Any kind of loose, baggy gray sweater? I want it. I just wanna wear a gray sweater all the time. Maybe that’s a leftover New York thing.”
[About deleting her Twitter account] “There was a time when it seemed really fun, but it seems to be a place that’s more toxic than fun for me, with the political stuff […] It started to feel unhealthy, and I didn’t need that in my life anymore.” (Source)
OBSERVER – If you are standing right now, I suggest you sit down, because we’re going to begin with some truly shocking news: Aubrey Plaza is not a 50-year-old man.
Truthfully, this should be clear to anyone who has followed Plaza on her rise to stardom over the years—the seven seasons portraying the human embodiment of an eye-roll, April Ludgate, on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, her quieter standout roles in indies like Safety Not Guaranteed and Ned Rifle, or more recent big-screen endeavors like Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. Certainly, it’s clear to me, sitting across from the actress at a Los Feliz noodle bar, a month before she’s set to co-star in Legion, FX’s Marvel-universe mind-bender from Fargo creator Noah Hawley.
But is it clear to Hawley? Harder to say. In the original pilot script for Legion, Hawley wrote the character of Lenny Busker as a male, middle-aged former drug-addict, the resident, older sage of Clockworks Psychiatric Hospital, providing both optimism and advice to our mutant main character David Haller (Dan Stevens). The question becomes, What made the writer-director, after a single meeting with Plaza, decide the 32-year-old actress would be a perfect fit for the part?
“Honestly, I don’t know, and I don’t want to know,” she says and laughs, before changing tact. “I mean, no, I get it. I think that maybe that’s my real, underneath persona, and at heart, I’m like a 50-year-old drug addict living in a mental hospital. And Noah saw that’s who I am, really, underneath it all.” (read more at the source)