‘Sometimes I’m viewed as the poster child for irony, so it was cool to play against that. My job was to go on that journey, and allow someone who is pure and sincere to open me up to things…[That same process of transformation] is what we want the audience to feel, in the end. That it’s OK to believe in positivity.’ She cracks up a bit on that last word, as if she is unable to argue against irony with a completely straight face.
— I talked to Aubrey Plaza for The Guardian about Safety Not Guaranteed, which opens in the UK this month. This topic was necessarily minimized in the final edit, but my favorite part of the interview was bonding over our mutual love for Judy Garland