The Wrap has revealed its 2017 “10 Emmy Contenders to Watch” list, which is made of actors and actresses who have turned in award-worthy work this season. To celebrate her performance in “Legion”, Aubrey is part of the list and got photographed by Corina Marie. High-quality images have been added to our gallery.
The promotion of ‘Ingrid Goes West’ is starting! I have just updated our gallery with a beautiful shot of Aubrey photographed by Sharif Hamza for V Magazine. Be sure to read the interview below!
No matter how old you are, chances are you’ve found yourself stalking someone on social media. In Ingrid Goes West, a film directed by Matt Spicer, the title character, played by Aubrey Plaza, takes stalking to the next level, moving across the country and changing her entire identity to befriend Taylor Sloane, an Instagram celebrity played by Elizabeth Olsen. “For me, the movie is about that urge that people get to obsess over people they don’t know on Instagram, and what happens when that gets blown out,” Plaza says.
To prepare for the role, Plaza stalked Olsen in the flesh, which she found easy to do. “She’s a ridiculous human being. She’s beautiful and funny and effortlessly cool. She’s the whole package. It was very easy to get lost in that.” She also drew on her own experiences with social media sites such as Twitter, which she left in the wake of the election, and Facebook, which she hasn’t used in 10 years. “It felt like everything I was looking at made me feel bad about myself. That can happen if you’re not conscious when you’re using [social media] because it’s human nature to want to look at other people’s lives and feel like they have something you don’t.”
A mature person deletes their Facebook account when they can’t stop obsessing about other people’s profiles. A crazy person sells all of her possessions, changes her hair color, and literally tries to become the person whose account they check every 30 seconds, as Ingrid does in the film. But Plaza is careful not to label the character as “crazy.” “I really tried to figure out what the human story is with her and not try to label her in any way in terms of mental illness.”
The film doesn’t pass judgment on Instagram stalkers, or social media in general. “There’s no hidden agenda,” Plaza says. “It explores how humans can use Instagram as a device to further their unhealthy behavior, or not.” She adds, “I’ve never gone too far down the rabbit hole.” The real question is: if she did allow herself to, who would she be looking at?”
Aubrey Plaza doesn’t have time to waste, so she damn sure doesn’t have time to weed through skin-care products that don’t get the job done.
Lucky for her, her childhood friend Johanna Peet created the solution: Peet Rivko, a conscious skin-care line.
Here, we chat with Plaza about the brand, her skin-care routine, and the best—and worst—beauty advice she’s ever received.
How did you and Johanna meet? We met in the fourth grade. We were close friends all throughout grade school and high school. Our families are weirdly similar—we both have two younger sisters and our moms are best friends, too!
What was your reaction when you found out Johanna was launching her own line? I wasn’t surprised at all. She’s always been the smart one, and she’s always been obsessed with beauty and skin products. She used to make her own oils and face masks! She’s like a smart, beautiful lotion witch.
What about Peet Rivko was appealing to you as a brand? I love the simplicity and transparency of the line. It’s an easy three-step routine and there are no surprises. I’m so tired of trying a million products with a million ingredients. I love that I don’t have to think about it anymore. I trust Johanna, so I know it’s solid.
What’s your daily skin-care routine? Cleanser, moisturizer, oil. I seriously use Peet Rivko now and that’s it. Well, sometimes I throw in an exfoliator or face mask if my skin is angry.
Why is skin care important to you? It was never something I really thought about until I became an actress. Being on camera makes it important because it’s annoying to deal with problem skin at work. I want to be able to focus on being weird and saying my lines—not my face!
How has Peet Rivko changed your skin? I think my skin is much calmer in general. I feel like it’s…happy now. Is that weird?
Do you have a favorite product from the line, and why? The Balancing Face Oil is my favorite. My skin loves oil so I always keep a little travel-sized one in my purse if my face gets thirsty. Gotta feed my face.
What is the best and worst skincare advice you’ve ever received? Best: Drink water. Worst: Use coconut oil. (source)
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)