What’s in like growing up in Delaware?
Wilmington is pretty small. There wasn’t a ton to do there, but it definitely made me more creative because I had to kind of find my own thing to do, which is why I started making weird, funny videos.
"The vibe is so positive. There’s such a family dynamic. It’s like Amy and Nick are our parents, and the rest of us are all their weird children"
Aubrey describing the dynamic on the Parks and Rec set to Paper magazine
I made my bosses really nervous. I would give tours and I would just lie a lot. I would play games, like I had this one game where I would tell whoever my page partner was for the tour to just give me two random words and I would incorporate them into the speeches however I could. Like if you gave me like amputee and like sea hag, I would just make stuff up. Like “In this studio 6b- nightly news with Brian Williams, 10 years ago a sea hag attached a camera operator and now he’ an amputee, and he has one arm and he’s still camera operator. Any Questions? No? Moving on.”
I can fold my tongue in half inside my mouth
We had like a handbook, with guidelines and the principal at the time was like my enemy. And I would always try to make her mad and take her down in different ways. So I read the handbook one night and I realized there was no rule against facial hair, coz it’s not in the handbook so. I called everyone in my class the night before and I convinced them all to wear a mustache to school, and I did so as well, and everyone agreed to do it. And we showed up at school, everyone had different kinds of facial hair on, like uni-brows and beards and mustache; it looks weird because we’re in uniform you know. and everyone was really scared because the teachers started yelling at them, “take those off, that’s not allowed” and I kept saying like “it is allowed everyone, be strong. This is not illegal, keep the mustaches on.” And I think around lunch time I was the only one left with a mustache, and I remember walking into the cafeteria and everyone was clapping and then I got called up to the principals office. And then she just demanded that I take it off, and then eventually she gave me a detention that said ‘failure to remove mustache when asked.
That was the first time I saw the movie and seeing it in that way was so intense. I knew that people were fans of the comic books, but I had no idea how many there were and how intense they were. It was honestly more than a movie. It felt like it was this interactive ride or something. People were screaming and getting out of their seats. And a lot of the cast hadn’t actually seen it either. Michael hadn’t seen it, I hadn’t seen, and a lot of them. So we were all really emotional and we were holding hands. It was really crazy and I had never experienced anything like that.