The 30-year-old actress told The New York Times, “It’s a fun challenge to make people accept me as not April and to show that I can do more than roll my eyes. But everything is a challenge for me. Waking up is challenging for me. I can barely put my clothes on in the morning.”
In addition to About Alex, she will be playing a zombie in her upcoming film Life After Beth. She described how she prepared for such a role when there is an abundance of classic monster films to study.
“I decided to purposely not watch anything and just kind of wing it. Because I have this brewing demonic monstrous energy inside of me, and I’ve never really had a way to express it. So I didn’t prepare at all,” she said. “I just went with my instincts. I was like, I’m just going to see what happens when I tap into my monster self.”
For anyone that doubts that Plaza has any real anger brewing insider of her, think again.
The NBC star shared, “I’m holding a lot of things in. Let’s just leave it at that. Every movie that I do is cathartic, because in my real life I do have a problem with, you know, emoting and letting my feelings out.”
About Alex is currently running in select cities and Life After Beth will opens nationwide on Aug. 15.