At this point, Aubrey Plaza is iconic. She always does interesting work on must-see stuff and has had a fascinating acting career so far.
You may already know that Aubrey is making her debut as a presenter on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with Sam Smith as musical guest — but you probably didn’t know that she once auditioned for the show herself.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Aubrey revealed that she threw her hat in the ring to be a part of the iconic show’s cast in the early 2000s.
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Aubrey explained that she didn’t make it to the “famous final” audition with SNL boss Lorne Michaels, but she gave the “prelim first-round showcase” a chance with two original characters she brought to the audition.
“I remember one character I did was like a Puerto Rican news reporter who was always trying to make all the news sexy,” she recalls, “even if it was horrible news. I was just trying to spice up the news or something.”
The other character, according to Aubrey, was “a housewife who takes pills and had a show called ‘Celebri-Tails,’ where I just name celebrities and tell me what kind of dick they would have if they had a dick.”
“I would say, ‘Lindsay Lohan would have a bushy squirrel tail.’ Or like, ‘Bill Clinton would have a polar bear knuckle.’”
Not surprisingly, Aubrey got stuck in the audition — but she ended up working as an intern in SNL’s design department in 2004-05.
But Aubrey said she mostly spent her intern days “stalking” and “lurking in the shadows.” “They loved me because I wasn’t interested in set design at all, and they wanted an intern who had no interest in learning what they were doing,” she said.
“I was just creepy,” she joked. “Well, I was a creepy stalker. Now I’m going to host it, so my master plan worked!”
It certainly did – and we’ll see what she’s up to on SNL this weekend. If it’s anything like her audition, it’s bound to be unpredictable.
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