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Aubrey Plaza talks 'Life After Beth' and the zombie rom-com

"Life After Beth" New York Screening - Arrivals

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Actors Dane DeHaan and Aubrey Plaza attend the 'Life After Beth' New York Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on July 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Aubrey Plaza started making her mark as April Ludgate on NBC's Parks and Rec, where she's played an intern-turned-Ron Swanson's assistant-turned Deputy Director of Animal Control.

The actor and comedienne has parlayed that success into several movie roles, from a smaller part in "Safety Not Guaranteed" to the lead in the coming-of-age comedy "The To Do List."

Now, she's appearing in "Life After Beth," as a young woman who actually comes back from the dead as a flesh-eating zombie -- thus perhaps giving life to an all-new genre: The zombie rom-com.

 


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