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Aubrey Plaza went 'full method' that made her feel she 'looked insane' for Scream 4 audition

Aubrey Plaza went 'full method' that made her feel she 'looked insane' for Scream 4 audition

Aubrey Plaza has revealed how her audition for 2011's Scream 4 did not exactly go to plan.

Aubrey Plaza has described how her Scream 4 audition was far from normal, as she ended up going 'full method' that made her feel she 'looked insane'.

The American actor ultimately lost out on role of playing killer Jill Roberts to Emma Roberts.

Scream 4 released in 2011 as a follow-up to Scream 3, which came 11 years earlier at the turn of the century.

It is fair to say that the fourth film is not as critically acclaimed as its predecessors, with it sitting at a 60 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

In an interview with Hits Radio, Plaza revealed she could have been part of the project but 'blew' her audition in front of the late Wes Craven.

"I just remember one of the earlier auditions I had was for [late director] Wes Craven for the Scream remake or something?" she recalled. "They told me, 'You're going in to audition to play a character that you eventually find out is the killer' or whatever. So, I took that really literally, and I was thinking, 'Alright, I'm gonna dress like the killer.'

"And I went in, and I looked terrible. I was really frumpy ... because I thought, I'm a murderer.

"And then everybody else was glamorous and they all looked great, and I just looked insane.

"And they were like, 'The whole point is that we're not supposed to know that you were the killer. You pretty much just look like a murderer right away.'

"Anyway, I blew that one. Didn't make it very far.

Aubrey Plaza discussed her disaster Scream audition.
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"I went full method, and it was a really bad idea."

Despite being unsuccessful with the Scream role, Plaza has gone on to feature in a lot of films including Dirty Grandpa, Funny People and Life After Beth.

Most recently, Plaza appeared as Emily in Emily the Criminal, which is available to rent and buy in the UK from tomorrow (24 October).

Plaza is known for her quirky media appearances, leading fans to make YouTube compilations of clips from her press tours with titles such as 'Aubrey Plaza is really WEIRD and AWKWARD. I love it!'

Plaza has been out on media rounds promoting her new film Emily the Criminal.
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In an interview with The Guardian, Plaza spoke on some of these public and TV appearances.

She said: "Each time I think, ‘Just surrender to the process, go with it.’ But I always go off script because I’m desperately trying to have a real moment there and even if it’s uncomfortable, I prefer that to doing something fake. Because that’s what makes me uncomfortable. So I end up doing a character."

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Topics: Film and TV