Who is Aubrey Plaza? Is she the self-deprecating, sarcastic, antithesis of the cliché self-obsessed starlet? Is she the shy girl who just so happens to be wittier than just about everyone around her — that is, if she gets the courage to share the joke? Or, is she the barely disguised bombshell who's well on her way to becoming a bona fide Hollywood sex symbol?
With two movies coming out within one week of each other (About Alex hit theaters last Friday, and Life After Beth is premiering this weekend) and a starring role on one of the few comedy sitcoms on air right now that people actually love (Parks and Recreation, of course), Plaza's quickly proving she's far from just a one-trick pony — she's a talent to be reckoned with. Ahead, we chat with the starlet, getting to the bottom of the real Ms. Plaza and pulling some juicy secrets out of her along the way.