Aubrey Plaza: Fiction and reality have blurred on Black Bear – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Aubrey Plaza had times when she forgot who her co-stars were on “Black Bear”.
The 36-year-old actress stars in the thriller, which explores themes such as gas lighting and feminism on a film set, and admits team members mingling with the stars have caused confusion – even if it has proven to be beneficial for the project.
Aubrey said: “There were times when I really forgot who was an actor and who wasn’t.
“It was really crazy. That’s all I can say. I think the circumstances of the actual production were bleeding into the movie itself. And I think in a way that chaotic energy helped the movie.
“Would I do it again? I don’t know. I don’t know if I could bear to do this again, ever. But it worked for it.”
During the film Aubrey’s character Allison is an actress caught in the middle of a shoot in collaboration with manipulative director Gabe (Christopher Abbott) and Plaza believes changes are yet to be made in the film industry after been rocked by sex scandals in recent years. .
She told The I newspaper: “There is still a lot of progress to be made. I don’t think people are going to put up with this kind of emotional abuse or that people take advantage of their power as much as they did before. People can’t stand it anymore.
“I’m sure there are still people who will get away with it. And unfortunately, the more talented you are as a director, the more bad behavior you get away with. But slowly these people are being eliminated.”
Aubrey was also cast for Guy Ritchie’s spy film “ Five Eyes ” and appreciated the opportunity to work alongside Jason Statham.
The “Parks and Recreation” star explained, “I’ve wanted to do some action for a long time.
“So getting to do it with Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie was a dream come true. If I want to do an action movie, I’m going to do it with Statham, who is the ultimate badass action star … The the whole movie, it’s just me saying to me, “You met your partner Statham, you met your partner!” “