“Being broke is a great motivating force for someone who wants to be an actress because you just have to keep going. But there were definitely times when I was, like, sitting on the subway after an audition that went terribly and writing in my journal that I’m a failure and I have to go back to waiting tables again. I have journal entries up until a week before I got cast on Funny People—which was the movie that kind of changed everything for me—but a week before that my journal says, “This is not going to happen.”
-Aubrey Plaza on life after NYU