New Hollywood: Aubrey Plaza's superhero dreams

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Could Aubrey Plaza’s signature deadpan humor translate into a classic superhero? The Parks and Recreation star, featured in this week’s New Hollywood issue, thinks it’s hardly a stretch.

“I really got a taste of doing some physical comedy in The To Do List and I really want to do that more. I want to be a superhero, that’s definitely on my to-do list,” Plaza told EW at last month’s Comic-Con. But just which superhero does she have her eye on? Plaza calls out Wonder Woman in the video below, but added that she also has her claws set on a different DC heroine. “I want to be Catwoman someday. Don’t laugh at me—I can do it. I want to remake Halle Berry’s Catwoman and star in it. Please let me. That movie is amazing.”

In the video below she asks Marvel to give her the once-over. Nevermind that she should be meowing up the DC Comics tree for those roles (we won’t tell!).

Plaza’s bucket list also includes co-starring with Nicolas Cage… and Ryan Gosling. “Ryan Gosling! I’m waiting for you and I know you’re waiting for me,” she declares in the video above.  Plaza also told us about her dream of working with Cage.  “I definitely want to do a movie with Nicolas Cage. I want Nicolas Cage and me on a f–king poster. I don’t care what the movie is. I want to be in a movie with him. It doesn’t matter. Any movie he’s in, I see in the movie theaters, usually opening night. I think he’s amazing. I don’t think he can do anything wrong.”

Put these dreams plus her goal of starring on Broadway together and what do you get from the ambitious young actress? ” I want to do a play. I don’t care about awards, but I do want to do a play. A well-respected play. I want to do a staged Broadway version of Catwoman that’s directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman where Nicolas Cage plays Batman. Please let’s do it now.”  Call the producers!

Additional reporting by Josh Rottenberg

inthisissueFor more about Plaza and the rest of the New Hollywood class—pick up the New Hollywood Issue, on stands Friday


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