Aubrey Plaza quotes

  • I have an acting coach that I work with on everything that I do. The thing about my preparation process for getting ready for a role is I have sex with as many people as I can.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Sex #People #Preparation

  • With stand-up, it doesn't matter who you are. If the audience claps because they love your movies, that clapping stops after five seconds, and then it's your job to make them laugh.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Jobs #Love You #Laughing

  • Writing is hard - writing is the hardest.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Writing #Hardest

  • Make all your decisions based on how hilarious it would be if you did it.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Decision #Would Be

  • I'm like that person who hates going to magic shows - and I love magic, I love wizards - but going to a show where there is any possibility of audience participation is a nightmare for me.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Hate #Magic #Wizards

  • I'm totally an anxious mess all the time. There's a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it's just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I'm not doing good enough.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Brain #Needs #Good Enough

  • I would never do a commercial for something that is embarrassing, and I think that people maybe have a different perspective on what is embarrassing or not. Some people think doing a Revlon hair commercial is really cool. To me, that's embarrassing, but World of Warcraft - not embarrassing, very cool.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Thinking #Hair #Perspective

  • When I was in high school I was a really huge 'SNL' fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it - Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri O'Teri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Team #School #Class

  • I think being on a TV show is amazing but also, people get kind of used to seeing you a certain way and so it becomes a challenge to break free from that in a way.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Thinking #Tv Shows #People

  • When you improvise, you work off the laughs from the audience, but when you step on stage to do standup, it's silent.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Laughing #Steps #Silent

  • When I was doing comedy in New York, before I was in movies, I was never known as the deadpan actress. I was just a comedienne.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #New York #Actresses #Comedy

  • I was like the only diverse kid in my high school, and I'm half-Puerto Rican. But yeah, I have a huge family and tons of cousins in Puerto Rico. We actually hung out with them last summer, and it was awesome. But I wish my grandfather had taught my dad Spanish when he was younger so he could've taught me when I was younger, and sometimes he does, too. It's a shame.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Summer #Cousin #Dad

  • My mom's Puerto Rican. That's why I'm so lively and colorful.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Mom #My Mom #Lively

  • It would be hilarious if I worked in a bowling alley.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Would Be #Bowling #Alleys

  • I obviously bring all of my insecurities along with me to any role that I tackle.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Insecurity #Roles

  • I'm not super comfortable in my skin. I have to make it work for me, and that usually amounts to making it uncomfortable for everyone else.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Skins #Uncomfortable

  • The female love interest is boring to me. A female that's interesting, smart, funny - that's what I'm drawn to. I wouldn't say that every character has to be smart, but she has to have one trait I can relate to.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Smart #Character #Interesting

  • The only pressure comes form myself. I put pressure on myself at first just because I was intimidated. When I made Amy Poehler laugh, it was a big thing for me. She's been one of my role models since high school, because she started UCB, which is what I wanted to do since high school.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #School #Role Models #Laughing

  • My people would love it if I smiled more, if I was more 'approachable.'
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #People

  • I have a way of dealing with situations where I come off awkward, or people think I’m purposely trying to make things uncomfortable. But normally I’m talking really slowly or there’s a lot of silence because there’s just nothing going on. I’m just totally freaking out, but from the outside perspective it looks like I’m in control.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Thinking #Talking #People

  • I'm too awkward to date, I think. I'm kind of all or nothing, you know? Either put a baby inside of me or leave me alone.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Baby #Thinking #Awkward

  • It's weird, huh? It's like the minute you kinda give up control you just know what to do without doing anything.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Giving Up #Consciousness #Minutes

  • I'm not, like, Daniel Day Lewis. Yet. I will get there!
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Daniel Day Lewis

  • Well, I was obsessed with Judy Garland growing up. Like, obsessed.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Growing Up #Obsessed #Garlands

  • A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Independent #Reality #Film

  • I realized two things from an early age - I was insane and had some kind of comedic thing going on. My brain was wired to think about things in terms of how funny they were.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Thinking #Two #Brain

  • I like my name. My mom named me after a song by the 1970s group Bread. So, it's meaningful, and I like the song. It's a love song - kind of - but it's kind of depressing and dark.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Mom #Meaningful #Song

  • My grandfather came over from Puerto Rico and raised his kids speaking English so that it would be easier for them to assimilate.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Kids #Grandfather #Would Be

  • Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel 'sarcastic' is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it's almost they feel they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it's not used in the right way.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Sarcastic #Mean #Sarcasm

  • I'm pretty good at weaseling my way into a job, even if I have no business being there.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Jobs #Women #Way

  • Louis C. K. is one of my all time favorite standup comedians.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Comedian #All Time #All Time Favorite

  • I don't let myself 'surf' on the Web, or I would probably drown.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Surf

  • I love great acting, as nerdy as that sounds.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Acting #Sound

  • There are always parts of me that come out in the characters that I play - it's the only thing I have to work with and to draw off of.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Character #Play #Draws

  • I mean, sometimes I hate interviews because I always feel like I sound stupid.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Hate #Stupid #Mean

  • I've felt depressed many times in my life, so I can draw on those times in my life when I need to.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Needs #Draws

  • When I'm on the couch, I usually have the TV on and my MacBook Air nearby. And sometimes, when my ADD is really kicking in, I have my iPad too. And my iPhone. And a magazine that I haven't gotten to. And a book under the pillow to my left.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Book #Iphone #Air

  • If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Book #Hands #Paper

  • I can't say I follow politics extremely closely, but I'm definitely aware of what's going on in the world.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #World

  • I get really weird when I'm not working. I have to keep working.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Get Real #Really Weird

  • I just want to keep finding special characters that I feel like I can bring to life and characters that are real and not superficial.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Real #Character #Special

  • I'm not a super emotional person, so that's one reason I love acting - it makes me deal with myself in that kind of way.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Emotional #Acting #Way

  • It's such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Fun #People #Internet

  • There's no photo-shoot academy. If there was, I'd probably be kicked out.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Academy

  • Tina Fey is one of my heroes.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Hero #Fey #My Hero