When you go to watch the new Aubrey Plaza-starring movie The To-Do List this weekend, here's something to keep in mind: That scene where it looks like Aubrey Plaza is masturbating on a bed, guess what—she's actually masturbating on a bed, in front of a camera, for all the world to see.
But no, really—Plaza explained the awkward scene in an appearance on Conan last night, and was as charming, adorable, deadpan, and hilarious as ever. She goes into detail about what the scene entailed, explaining that she "read it on the page and it said Brandy masturbates, and in my head I envisioned a nice scene where you just see my hand slowly go out of frame. That’s what I thought I was going into."
When the got to set, however, and asked director Maggie Carey about the scene, she was told she'd be doing it for real. Dedication doesn't even begin to cover it.
The To-Do List opens in theaters this Friday, July 26th.