Aubrey Plaza asked to leave MTV Movie Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aubrey Plaza interrupted Will Ferrell's acceptance speech at the MTV Movie Awards, then left the building.
MTV officials confirmed Monday that the "Parks and Recreation" actress was asked to leave the ceremony after unexpectedly walking on stage and trying to take Ferrell's trophy as he accepted the Comedic Genius Award.
This April 14, 2013 photo shows actress Aubrey Plaza, right, as she tries to take away an award presented to Will Ferrell during the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. Plaza approached the stage as Ferrell made his acceptance speech after winning the Comedic Genius award. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision /AP)
The irreverent awards show, held Sunday at Sony Pictures Studios, is known for its quirky stunts, but it's unclear whether the actress' stage-crashing move was planned.
"What's happening? Are you OK?" Ferrell asked the actress, who had the name of her new film scrawled across her chest in pen, as she grabbed his trophy with one hand and held a drink with the other.
Joss Whedon, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston, from left, accept the award for best fight for "Marvel's The Avengers" at the MTV Movie Awards in Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif., on Sunday April 14, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision /AP)
He held tight to the golden popcorn and the actress returned to her seat in the front row.
"Aubrey Plaza, everyone," Ferrell continued. "Just like we rehearsed it."
Rebel Wilson hosted the ceremony and also won two awards: breakthrough performance and best musical moment for her work in "Pitch Perfect."