Our gallery has been updated with more than 450 high-quality screen captures of Aubrey as Daisy Danby in her 2009 film Funny People. I have also been able to add captures of the blu-ray’s special features, so be sure to check those as well. Thank you Lauren (www.maggie-siff.com) for sending these my way!
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)
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – A stellar lineup has assembled for An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, the latest film from U.K.-based Wigwam Films, producers of 2016 Sundance hit Under the Shadow.
Aubrey Plaza, Craig Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Jemaine Clement and Matt Berry are set to star in the film, being directed by Jim Hosking (Greasy Strangler).
Written by David Wike and Hosking, the film is shooting in Eureka, California. The story follows Lulu Danger, whose unsatisfying marriage takes a fortunate turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform a mysterious event called An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only.
The film is being funded by the BFI with National Lottery funding, Film4 and GPS Partners. Sam Bisbee and Theodora Dunlap of Park Pictures, along with Oliver Roskill, Lucan Toh, Emily Leo of WigWam Films and Andy Starke of Rook Films are producing. David Gordon Green, the BFI’s Mary Burke, Sam Lavender from Film4, Hosking, David Wike, Jackie Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord serve as executive producers.
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)