In unsurprising news, Aubrey Plaza did something super awkward at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards. In surprising news, MTV kicked her out of the show for doing it. While Will Ferrell accepted his award for being a comedic genius tonight, Aubrey Plaza walked on stage and silently tried to wrestle the award out of his hands. Since her whole schitck is being really deadpan and awkward, I couldn’t really tell if it was staged or not. On one hand Will Ferrell doesn’t seem into sharing attention. On the other hand why would she do that?
Well one possible reason is that she’s clearly promoting her upcoming movie The To-Do List. And another possible reason that’s way out of left field is that she was maybe, possibly drunk. According to MTV, she was spotted holding and then dropping a cup — and we all spent enough time in basements during high school to know why people drop cups. If you know um, know what I’m saying.
While it seemed like it may have been a gag, MTV News can confirm that the moment was anything but planned. Plaza, who was holding a cup she later dropped on her way back to her seat, wasn’t supposed to join the funnyman at all, and the whole back-and-forth was unscripted.
Apparently MTV’s still a little fragile from the time Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift’s career back in 2009 when he interrupted her speech at the VMAS, so they kicked Aubrey Plaza out. All I have to say is that I’m glad someone (nudge, nudge Pitch Perfect cast) had the foresight to bring at least one cup to the show.