Aubrey Plaza’s Down for Doing a Buddy Movie with Jenna Ortega After Uniting at SAG Awards The Talks Today

Hollywood doppelgangers Jenna Ortega and Aubrey Plaza shared the screen at the SAG Awards on Sunday night, and the occasion certainly maked a standout moment for viewers. The two appeared together on the stage to present the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series, an award that went to 1883‘s Sam Elliott. Before announcing the nominees and winner, however, Ortega and Plaza first stood together on the stage before joking about their obvious similarities.

“I don’t know why they paired us up together,” Plaza said to Ortega.

“Yeah, I know, we have nothing in common,” Ortega responded in a voice that’s just as monotone as Plaza’s.


Plaza then goes on to suggest that the two need to “find the people that did this,” before they then go on, in tandem while staring into each other’s eyes, to say together, “and curse their families and watch as misfortune follows their bloodline for the next seven generations.”

“Okay, I see it now,” Plaza remarked.

It’s easy to make comparisons between these two given some clear similarities with their career-defining characters. Ortega’s Wednesday Addams of Wednesday and Plaza’s April Ludgate of Parks and Recreation are both morbid and monotone, but in hilarious ways that the fans love them for. Fans have long been comparing the two, leading to this fun moment at the SAG Awards that finally unites them in the best way.

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Is a Buddy Movie Next for These Two?

Ortega and Plaza meeting at the SAG Awards had many viewers loving it, and some may want to see the two back on the screen together again, perhaps for a scripted project. Shortly after the event, Plaza spoke with Entertainment Tonight and was asked about potentially teaming up with Ortega for a buddy cop film or similar project. Her response suggests she’s all for doing such a movie, and it sounds like someone in Hollywood needs to give these two a call right away.

“I’m down,” Plaza said of the idea. “We’ll just kill everybody with our eyes.”

At the ceremony, Plaza picked up a win as a part of the cast of The White Lotus. The HBO series won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Ortega was nominated for her titular role in Netflix’s Wednesday, up for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, though she lost out to Jean Smart for Hacks.

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