Aubrey Plaza didn’t say much during her brief trip to the stage at Sunday night’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards. When Will Ferrell asked if she was okay as the barefoot “Parks and Recreation” star tried to snag his Comedic Genius Award, Plaza just looked at him blankly.
Online commenters immediately dubbed her intrusion an example of “doing a Kanye,” in reference to the Kanye West’s legendary interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
And Plaza fanned those flames by sending out a late night tweet that read, “Thanks for the advice @kanyewest went better than planned! #mtvmovieawards #chrisbosh #thesecret.”
— Aubrey Plaza (@evilhag) April 15, 2013
For his part, Ferrell took the joke in stride. “Aubrey Plaza, everyone,” he laughed after the actress went back to her seat. “Just like we rehearsed it. Perfect, it was perfect. Not too long, not too short. Right on the money.”
Plaza was asked by producers to leave the show shortly thereafter.
Backstage, Ferrell told MTV News that it seemed like Plaza had something to say to him, but he was unclear what it was. “I think she wanted to tell me something important, but there was no message,” he said. “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.”