While FX’s new show Legion is getting justly lauded for its trippy visuals, heady and elliptical storytelling, and charismatic lead performance from Dan Stevens, there’s another secret weapon in the show’s arsenal: a breakout turn from Aubrey Plaza. The actor is known for her low-key and dry roles, but in Legion, she transforms into the character of Lenny with a bravura job that we’ve never seen from her before. A.V. Club Assistant Editors Alex McCown-Levy, Danette Chavez, and Gwen Ihnat discuss the pressing question: Is this a transformative role for the usually taciturn actor?
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