Chris Bosh Finally Met His Number One Fan Aubrey Plaza, and It Got Really Weird
Parks and Rec actress Aubrey Plaza has a well known obsession with the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh. Seriously, a third of her Twitter is like weird tweets about Bosh. Well, Chris Bosh made a cameo on Parks and Recreation last week, and while he didn't share a scene with Plaza's character April, he did finally met her in the weirdest way possible.
"I just think he's like this magical creature that has superpowers," Plaza told New York mag's Vulture of her Bosh obsession. "Like super-strength, and super-sensitivity, and super-sexiness."
Parks and Rec writers didn't bother writing a scene with April and Bosh because they just kind of assumed Plaza had already met Bosh or the two were friends based on her constant tweets about him. But Plaza decided to show up to set anyway the day Bosh was present:
I decided, 'What if I did a funny bit where I pretended like I was the hair person?' I took Helena's sweater and her glasses -- she's our hair person -- and just made up a character. He finally showed up, but in my head, I thought, Well, he's going to know it's me, right away.
"Big mistake. He comes in the hair and makeup trailer and I say, 'Hey, I'm Helena. I'm going to do your hair.' I'm thinking that he's going to go, 'Oh, it's you!' and instead, he went, 'Hi, nice to meet you.' He sat down, and I was like, 'Well ... you look really good, Chris. I guess we don't have to buzz anything or edge you up. Or, maybe, do you want me to edge you up?' He was like, 'No, no, I'm good.' He said it was really nice to be there and he was being really polite, and he literally didn't know who I was. So I kept the bit going, and I kept doing more outrageous things so that he would get a clue that it was me joking around. I picked up this Afro wig and I was like, 'What about this? How about this fake mustache?' and he just kept staring straight down at the floor, probably thinking to himself, 'Wow, the hair department on this show is really crazy. All I want to do is get out of this trailer.' The whole time I'm thinking, Well, I've done it so long now that I actually think it would be more awkward if I took my glasses off and went, 'It's me!' That would've been weird.
"Eventually I said, 'Well, you look great. You're all set to go,' and he went, 'Thank you very much. Nice to meet you.' I got a picture with him, as Helena*, and then he left.
When she got home Plaza then went on another tweeting spree confessing that she was indeed the person who did his here, but sadly Bosh never responded.
"That's really the moral of the story," said Plaza. "I'm an idiot and I deserved what I got, which is nothing. I did get up in his personal space, so that was cool."
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