Last Thursday, Chris Bosh had a quick cameo as a high school baller in Parks & Recreation. Aubrey Plaza plays the murderously surly April on the show and is apparently obsessed with Chris Bosh. She was really pumped up about getting to meet Bosh but didn't have any scenes with him. So, she went the weirdo route and pretended to be his hairdresser. He never knew.
Plaza told Vulture about her plan where, as a goof, she dressed up as the show's hairdresser, Helena, figuring Bosh would recognize her from the show and everyone would have great laugh and nothing would ever be awkward.
“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.
To her credit, Plaza never broke character and even took pictures with Bosh as Helena.
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