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Aubrey Plaza Photographed for Rogue Magazine

Aubrey Plaza is giving one of the most electrifying performances on television right now, and it’s one that doesn’t hinge on sarcasm. In her current roles in FX’s Legion and two Sundance gems Ingrid Goes West and The Little Hours, she is poised to go from the mean girl on Parks & Recreation to an Emmy hopeful. Below are some highlights from her cover story for Rogue’s Summer Issue N°6.

“Being a ‘deadpan’ actor and comedian is harder than people think. Being funny with doing nothing at all is a skill that some people have honed that is really hard. There is a lot going on, even though it seems like there’s nothing going on. The frustrating thing about being labeled as ‘deadpan’ is that, for me, [characters] are human beings that have so many things going on and motivations for everything.”

“I’m surprisingly more shy socially than people would expect. I just turn into my 13-year-old awkward, loser self when I’m trying to make new friends, and I’m not very good at it. It’s easy for me to be fearless when I’m taking on roles because I don’t have to be myself. Being my actual self is more terrifying than anything. Big time.”

(read the rest of the interview at the source)

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Aubrey Plaza Photographed for Vanity Fair

Was Aubrey Plaza born with her left eyebrow poised a wee bit higher than her right? It does appear to be congenitally arched, just as her lips, at rest, seem always caught between a moue and a smirk. Her eyes themselves, never at rest, are among the most expressive on any screen right now: they throw shade; they scheme; they go blank with perfect deadpan timing; they widen with demented glee; they roll with a disgusted panache that would humble any mall rat, her pupils inscribing an arc as long and graceful as a Stephen Curry three-pointer. It’s the eyes especially that mark Plaza as the anti-Emma Stone, a Zooey Deschanel gone rancid, America’s best-loved manic pixie nightmare girl—a role she perfected for seven seasons as sulky April on Parks and Recreation and one that she has now taken to another dimension altogether, literally, on FX’s mind-bending superhero adaptation Legion. Here, her breakout character, Lenny, is dead, or a figment of the hero’s addled imagination, or his therapist, or . . . something. Anyway, she got to do an amazingly sexy-scary dance to Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good,” paying homage to both Liza Minnelli and, I think, Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. This we need more of. Plaza has brightened movie theaters too, though not yet enough of them, in the criminally underseen zombie rom-com Life After Beth, and the less-criminally-underseen-but-not-without-its-charms Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. This summer we get two doses: Plaza as a foulmouthed medieval nun in The Little Hours, which is based on The Decameron in the way that Monty Python and the Holy Grail was based on Arthurian legend, and Plaza as a Rupert Pupkin for the social-media age in Ingrid Goes West, in which her title character develops a fixation on Elizabeth Olsen’s Instagram “influencer,” and where Plaza adds colorings of genuine pathos to her delightfully perverse palette.

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Aubrey Plaza photographed for The Hollywood Reporter

Mark your calendars! The Emmy Awards nominations arrive next month (July 13) and Aubrey is already a favourite contender. She has just made the The Hollywood Reporter‘s Supporting Actor Contenders list alongside Samira Wiley, Timothy Simons and Louie Anderson and more. In the end, 30 top scene-stealing actors and actresses gathered for the magazine’s photoshoot. I’ve added 2 shots to our gallery:

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Aubrey Plaza photographed for The Wrap

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.

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Aubrey Plaza on Stalking Elizabeth Olsen for ‘Ingrid Goes West’

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?”

(source)

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Aubrey Plaza Reveals Her New Skin-Care Obsession

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)

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Aubrey teams up with Gilt x Livelihood 2017

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: