Aubrey Plaza is about to host “Saturday Night time Dwell,” but it surely’s not the primary time the “White Lotus” star has frolicked at 30 Rock. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon on Jan. 16, Plaza revealed that she as soon as auditioned for SNL and introduced a number of very unusual characters to the desk within the course of.
“I did not make it to the Lorne [Michaels] audition, the well-known ultimate audition, however I did a preliminary first-round showcase,” Plaza stated. “I bear in mind one character I did was like a Puerto Rican information reporter that was at all times attempting to make all the information tales attractive, even when they had been horrific information tales. I used to be simply attempting to love, intercourse up the information or one thing.”
She then described one other much more excessive character — “a pill-popping housewife that had a present referred to as ‘Celebri-Tails,’ the place I might simply title celebrities and title what sort of tail they’d have if they’d a tail,” she continued. “Like I might say, ‘Lindsay Lohan would have a bushy squirrel’s tail.’ Or, like, ‘Invoice Clinton would have a polar bear’s nub.'”
Plaza did not wind up making it on the present, although earlier than auditioning, she had interned for the design division from 2004 to 2005. “They cherished me as a result of I didn’t care about set design in any respect, they usually needed an intern that had no real interest in studying what they did,” Plaza informed Fallon, saying she did not actually work together with the forged, as a substitute spending most of her time “lurking within the shadows.” “I used to be simply, like, creepy,” she stated. “Like, I used to be a creepy stalker. Now I am gonna host it, so my grasp plan labored!”
In fact, she ultimately did get her massive break on “Parks and Recreation” beginning in 2009. Now, her role as Harper in “The White Lotus” has netted her a Golden Globe as a part of the ensemble forged in addition to a good quantity of solo consideration.
Plaza will host “Saturday Night time Dwell” Jan. 21 alongside musical visitor Sam Smith.