She's the One

 PHOTO: Luke Fontana for Observer;  Hair by John Ruggiero; Makeup by Mai Quynh; Styling by Jessica Paster; Shot on location at Bigfoot Lodge
 PHOTO: Luke Fontana for Observer;  Hair by John Ruggiero; Makeup by Mai Quynh; Styling by Jessica Paster; Shot on location at Bigfoot Lodge

I adore Aubrey Plaza and I always have:

If you are standing right now, I suggest you sit down, because we’re going to begin with some truly shocking news: Aubrey Plaza is not a 50-year-old man.

Truthfully, this should be clear to anyone who has followed Plaza on her rise to stardom over the years—the seven seasons portraying the human embodiment of an eye-roll, April Ludgate, on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, her quieter standout roles in indies like Safety Not Guaranteed and Ned Rifle, or more recent big-screen endeavors like Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates. Certainly, it’s clear to me, sitting across from the actress at a Los Feliz noodle bar, a month before she’s set to co-star in Legion, FX’s Marvel-universe mind-bender from Fargo creator Noah Hawley.

Really, she's the best of her generation. Someone needs to give her a really, really good role and watch what she does with it.