“Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza rushed the stage on Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards during Will Ferrell’s Comedic Genius Award speech, prompting many to wonder if the bit was rehearsed.
The answer is apparently, no.
While Will was speaking, the actress appeared on stage and attempted to take his golden popcorn award.
“What’s happening?” Will asked as the actress tugged on his award. “Are you okay?”
“Yup,” the actress – who had “#TheToDoList” scrawled across her chest – said, as she gave up on her attempt to snatch his award and returned to her seat.
But Will didn’t let the moment faze him.
“Aubrey Plaza, everyone,” Will joked. “Just like we rehearsed it. Perfect, it was perfect. Not too long, not too short. Right on the money.”
If the bit left the audience scratching their heads, they weren’t the only ones, as Will was also a bit confused.
“Well I went up there and I started talking and Aubrey Plaza ran up onstage,” he told MTV backstage. “And I think she wanted to tell me something important, but there was no message. It was just a lot of hot liquor breath. And, then, and a little bit of sweat. And then she ran away. But the ship sailed on.”
MTV News reported that during the next commercial break, Aubrey – who was cooperative – was escorted out of the MTV Movie Awards by security and then off of the Sony Pictures Studios lot, where the show took place.
The actress was reportedly also the last star to arrive on the red carpet and emerged from a holding room with “#TheToDoList” (the name of her upcoming movie) just moments before the show started.
After the incident Aubrey wrote on Twitter, “thanks for the advice @kanyewest went better than planned! #mtvmovieawards #chrisbosh #thesecret.”
-- Jesse Spero