Aubrey Plaza has built quite an impressive resume over the past decade. The actor is set to play the lead role The White Lotus season 2 and filmed a new Hulu pilot, Olga dies in a dream. She was also like in her fair shares of films Scott pilgrim vs the world and Happiest Season. But despite her many projects, Plaza is still best known for her work on Parks and Recreationwhere she portrayed the memorable April Ludgate.
April Ludgate was written for Aubrey Plaza
April was really a great addition too Parks and Recreation. Although many of her lines were deadpan, Plaza brought a lot of nuance to the character. April’s generally apathetic attitude towards life and work was often contrasted with her kind heart and intelligence. The character of April was initially written completely differently. However, after the creators met Plaza, they rewrote the character to better fit her unique personality.
‘The White Lotus’ actress reveals people sometimes see her ‘Parks and Recreation’ character instead of her
While Plaza shares some similarities with April (both are half Puerto Rican), they are far from one and the same. Still Ingrid goes west Star admits that sometimes people see her more as her characters than herself. Since April remains her most recognizable role, people sometimes assume she works like April.
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“People project my characters onto me and it’s just the tone of my voice or the rhythm of how I speak that makes it sound like I’m an idiot or something,” Plaza told Cosmopolitan. “I also think that a lot of times people are going to try to top me before I even say anything, and I just want to say, ‘Whoa, you’re coming in hot.'”
Plaza becomes open about not being taken seriously
Of course, people don’t misunderstand Plaza just because of her character. She admits that her cadence and the way she communicates often lead to snafus. She admits that people often assume she’s joking. In reality, however, she is just being honest.
“I get misunderstood more often in my day-to-day interactions, which still makes me laugh,” Plaza explained. “Like all my text messages are misunderstood – I think people think I’m never serious, but often I just say what I actually think. I’ve heard more than once that I’m intimidating, that I’m on offense all the time, but I’m not. I’ve said things to certain people here on set that they clearly thought I was screwed with.”
The comedian’s friends thought she was joking when she told them about her stroke
Even when talking about extremely dark things, Plaza is sometimes mistaken for playful. In an interview with NPR, the comedian revealed that people even thought she was messing with them when she revealed she had a stroke at the age of 20.
“My two friends who were in my room at the time thought I’d do a little bit with them,” Plaza shared. “And they kept saying ‘stop it,’ like they thought I was kidding or something.”
Plaza clearly struggles with people understanding her authentically. However, the actor seems to take it all in stride.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/aubrey-plaza-misunderstood-april-ludgate.html/ Aubrey Plaza says she’s often misunderstood because of April Ludgate