With ‘Black Bear,’ Aubrey Plaza Becomes the Artist We Always Knew She Could Be

When filmmaker Lawrence Michael Levine gave the script for “Black Bear” to Aubrey Plaza, it included one hell of a direction in its final act: the leading lady “breaks down and gives the best performance that anyone has ever seen ever.” No pressure.“I had this moment before we started shooting, where I just felt like, ‘This is going to be really hard and fucked up,’” Plaza said during a recent interview with IndieWire.

“But there was something in me that felt like I needed to dive off the deep end.

If the movie had been about anything else, I don’t know if I would have been able to put myself through that.

It was too much for me to pass up.

I just had to do it.”While she’s best known for charmingly sardonic roles like April Ludgate in NBC’s beloved series “Parks and Recreation

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