Hello, Reddit.. My name is Lizzy Caplan, you may know me from many a cancelled television show like Party Down and some movies too. I'm in a new movie with Alison Brie, Martin Starr, Mark Webber, and Geoffrey Arend called SAVE THE DATE available today on VOD everywhere... or through ITUNES right here: http://bit.ly/savethedatemovie Here's the new trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSTCHrF7OGE Here's verification that it's me: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/78386_10151244565907720_1032398720_o.jpg Ask me things. You don't scare me.

EDIT: alright, pals, it's been real. thank you for briefly making me feel less alone in this cold, scary world. WATCH SAVE THE DATE!

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lemontie696 karma

hi lizzy. you're super attractive and i'm going to watch the shit out of save the date tonight. can you let me meet alison brie and all the other super babes at NBC shows so i can make out with all of you?

edit: highest upvotes because i like beautiful women. i like it.

LizzyCaplan944 karma

Yes, Alison says she will be over in 20 with Rashida and Gillian.

Moberst12615 karma

Hey Lizzy. I sat next to you during the Piranha 3D premiere. I'm Adams nephew. I always thought you were the coolest and was super nervous to sit next to you. you were really nice. I dont have a question i just like you as an actress and a person.

LizzyCaplan1168 karma

oh i remember you! you are a dynamite kisser, young man

nimblerauser441 karma

Please marry me. I have nothing to offer, but I bought the Party Down DVDs.

LizzyCaplan832 karma

Sometimes that's all it takes.

Frajer351 karma

How many people have said they have a giant lesbian crush on you? How many were quoting Mean Girls?

How much fun was Mean Girls to make?

LizzyCaplan703 karma

Oh weird, that is a line from Mean Girls. And here I thought I had crazy lesbian game. It was more fun than a pillow fight.

HelloFruitBat351 karma

Lizzy Caplan. I've been waiting TOO long for this moment, lady. I need an answer - what the hell happened to The Class!?

LizzyCaplan558 karma

It got cancelled. I thought nobody noticed except the 8 of us in the cast.

toadlife338 karma

Hi Lizzy! Just wanted to say you were awesome in Party Down. Can you tell us anything about the rumored movie?

Also, what's it like working with Adam Scott?

LizzyCaplan489 karma

We have high hopes for the Party Down movie, but everybody went ahead and got super busy since its cancellation. So i'm not sure when it will go down...but I'm confident it WILL go down.

somedayguyssomeday298 karma

How was your experience on Freaks and Geeks?

LizzyCaplan905 karma

i was very young and stupid when I did that show. So i mostly sat quivering in the corner...too afraid to talk to anybody. I take zero credit for how awesome that show it...but i milk it for cred often and aggressively.

tnguyenz291 karma

Did you befriend Martin Starr on Freaks and Geeks before Party Down?

LizzyCaplan1069 karma

Martin and I have actually known each other since 2nd grade. For reals. He kissed my friend on the butt during story time. Also for reals.

lowClef268 karma

Finding party down on Netflix was a revelation for me ... how do you feel about the developing cycle where shows debut, fail, get on netflix, then suddenly become popular?

Also, have Ms. Brie get you on Mad Men, you would have a very cool look for that era/on that show.

LizzyCaplan333 karma

I think we are in a new world, with the internet and whatnot. I fear change...but it's never gonna go back to the way it was before. So we may as well embrace it. Plus lots more people are able to produce content these days. So, let's just call it a great thing.

And thanks! I'm doing a show called Masters of Sex next year, and it takes place in roughly the same era...

DontComeHereOften262 karma

Now that you are all sister-sister with Ms. Brie, can you please work your way into Community? Would that interest you?

LizzyCaplan389 karma

it would, indeed

paxcincinnatus254 karma

You drank a ton of prop blood while playing Amy Burley on True Blood. What was it made of? Did you ever worry about its caloric density?

LizzyCaplan838 karma

i believe it's made of corn syrup. it has since become the cornerstone of every nutritious breakfast i've had.

SeverePsychosis239 karma

Can I live in your extra bedroom?

LizzyCaplan492 karma


internfromTX341 karma

What's the wi-fi situation like?

LizzyCaplan718 karma


hungrierdave234 karma

I don't have a question, but i wanted to say that was pretty awesome when your character in Cloverfield exploded.

LizzyCaplan436 karma

I don't have an answer. But it was pretty awesome when you did that too.

electrolemon212 karma

Will you marry me? I've got a two-for-one coupon at Chili's, and my buddy Dave will give us a discount on a honeymoon suite at any Motel 6 in the continental US.

LizzyCaplan308 karma

Yeah, ok.

tnuts420198 karma

fuck marry kill: adam scott, craig robinson, rob corddry


LizzyCaplan384 karma

Fuck craig---obvs Marry Rob---mainly bc I'd get to see his wife regularly when she's dropping off the kids Kill Adam--it must be done.

MentalStampede177 karma

I hated watching you explode.

LizzyCaplan949 karma

That's not what she said.

Aregular89176 karma

My girlfriend wants to have a sexual relationship with you, so could you just BACK. OFF. ELIZABETH.

LizzyCaplan482 karma

Sort of sounds like this doesn't concern you, brother.

AmyMaestri169 karma

You're my favorite thing! I saw you in Target once and immediately wanted to tell you that, then I blushed and ran away to buy snacks. You have incredible taste in projects...What are some current shows you're a big fan of and would love to appear in? And follow up: Once the show I'm writing gets picked up- you'll be the lead in it, yes?!

LizzyCaplan387 karma

Good thing you didn't, I was actually planning on robbing the Target that day, but I left my pistol in the car. So i would have been in a bad mood. I am a little late to the party...but I've only recently started burning through Mad Men. Apparently, that show is incredible. And yes, please send contracts via Reddit message board

xploren165 karma

I attended Hamilton High School for a while and I saw that you had attended there as well. Which of the magnets did you attend? What was your experience there? And is that actually your name on the soccer championships banner in the P.E. gym? I noticed one day that one of them said "Elizabeth Caplan" and I immediately made the connection.

I'm a big fan by the way! You're one of the most versatile and talented actors I know of and it feels like you're something totally different in everything I see you in. Good luck with the film, I'll definitely be checking it out!

LizzyCaplan356 karma

Hey, go yankees! (i've never said that before, felt nice) That's me on the soccer banner. FINALLY somebody recognizes a true accomplishment. I was in the music academy. It was a pretty great place to go to high school. except for the fences...very hard to climb over.

roonilwazlibs161 karma

What was it like working on New Girl?

LizzyCaplan425 karma

Like a slow drowning. If drowning was fun.

JellyShoes154 karma

Hi! My best friend and I are huge fans of you, especially your role in Party Down. He fell asleep because he is a wuss and can't stay awake till 7am like I can (Australian timezones).

What is your opinion of Australia? Do you have any plans to visit down under?

LizzyCaplan748 karma

I find you to be a very attractive people. Draw a dick on your friend's face.

inastrangeroom139 karma

I'm always interested in the way A list celebs treat smaller, indie actors who are almost always more beloved or quite frankly, more talented, then they are. Have you had any strange interactions with A-listers or other hollyweirdos that you'd like to share?

LizzyCaplan380 karma

One day, if we find ourselves running into each other drunk at a little bar on the beach in Costa Rica, I will answer this question honestly.

logicatch131 karma

What's Alison Brie like in real life?

P.S. Love you in everything you're in...can't wait for the Party Down movie!

LizzyCaplan435 karma

She has the body of a goat, but the head of princess. And she smells like flowers the day before they go bad. And she's a genius actress and a wonderful human.

theyhadnodunks129 karma

What was it like partying with The Gutte?

LizzyCaplan170 karma


BrockYourSocksOff50 karma

Please please please story?

LizzyCaplan162 karma

Ripped physique Clingy, silken fabrics hugging said physique You do the math

totallymorgan114 karma

As part of a comedy scene increasingly populated by combo writer/director/actors do you have any interest in writing or directing yourself? Do you want a Louie deal? I'm giving them out.

LizzyCaplan225 karma

Well, if you're giving them out... Yes, I do have interest in writing and directing...but I'm far too lazy and scared to actually attempt those things. Perhaps when I'm older and my red hair starts to fall out, I will gain the confidence needed.

favoritehello111 karma


LizzyCaplan390 karma

I sleep 10 hours a night. Upside down. And I eat cat flesh.

veggie_sorry110 karma

Concerning food: Would you want to live in a world without cheese?

LizzyCaplan485 karma

Depends. Was there cheese and then it was taken away? Or has there never been cheese?

veggie_sorry107 karma

Concerning trivia: What's a scientific fact you know that few people are aware of?

LizzyCaplan485 karma

If you are being attacked by an alligator, hold his jaws together with everything you've got. Bc their jaws are only strong when they are biting down, not opening up.

FecklessFool103 karma

What's it like working with Martin Starr? And is he aware that he has this Superman/Clark Kent thing when he takes off his glasses?

LizzyCaplan202 karma

I do not believe that he is aware. Which just adds to the appeal. His body looks as if it were carved from marble (and steel)

relampago45592 karma

Hey Lizzy, huge fan of you and Party Down! I also loved Bachelorette- what was it like getting to work with such awesome ladies as Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, and Rebel Wilson?

LizzyCaplan282 karma

It was like my 16th birthday every minute of every day. But with less vomiting and tears.

BrockYourSocksOff88 karma

What do you think of us? You gonna hang around after the AMA, be the next Zach Braff?

LizzyCaplan223 karma

no i am signing off in 5 minutes. but i promise to try to live life in the spirit of zach braff every single day

tnguyenz82 karma

How did you like Austin, you were here with the rest of the Party Down cast a year ago?

LizzyCaplan220 karma

We all LOVED Austin. That BBQ is no fucking joke.

shampoocell81 karma

During the filming of Cloverfield, how much were you interacting with things that weren't actually there (e.g. the subway tunnel chase scene)? Did you find it challenging to imagine there being frightening creatures in the scene with you?

LizzyCaplan285 karma

I tend to live my life thinking there are frightening invisible creatures lurking behind every corner. So it was pretty easy.

chones_bros78 karma

Lizzy, I <3 you. What is your favorite type of cereal, yogurt, and juice?

LizzyCaplan313 karma

Frosted mini wheats blended with blueberry yogurt until it becomes juice

rm38776 karma

I loved your short Successful Alcoholics with TJ Miller! Thats all.

LizzyCaplan167 karma

hey, i did too! more people should watch that thing. here ya go: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/a5c1f2716c/successful-alcoholics

jetsniper76 karma

Is there any chance of you reprising your SHIELD role in the future? Possibly on the ABC series?

LizzyCaplan170 karma

I suppose a guest starring role is always possible. But I have a show coming out in 2013 on Showtime called Masters of Sex that is very similar. Minus the aliens and superheroes and comic book aspect.

LizzyCaplan93 karma

wow...i think i did?

mattgrobar70 karma

Hi Lizzy, what first made you want to get into acting?

LizzyCaplan309 karma

College seemed like way too much of a time suck.

logically69 karma

I'm imagining you typing with the knife.

LizzyCaplan203 karma

then you would be imagining reality

senorroboto69 karma

On the rare occasion when you're not being sarcastic do you find that people typically still assume you are, or do you kick into serious business voice?

LizzyCaplan210 karma

i only use a serious business voice. still never fucking works.

Stairmaster_Stu68 karma

Big fan, Lizzy. Where do you see your career going in the next 5-10 years? Major starring roles? And how is the Party Down movie coming along?

LizzyCaplan193 karma

As long as it doesn't go down the toilet...I'll be happy. I's love to star on a Disney tv show, but they keep telling me that's not an option

GuruDude61 karma

Lightning Round: Fave snack? Fave uber-violent film? Fave Book or last one you read? Current toenail color? Weather wherever you are? Plans for this evening? Pets? Vices? Have you ever killed a man?

LizzyCaplan222 karma

  1. hot dog nachos
  2. history of violence?
  3. outliers (late to the party, i know)
  4. blue
  5. rainy and gloomsville
  6. popping bottles, putting super models in the cab
  7. fat-as-shit cat
  8. bath salts and snuff films
  9. not this week

theinfinitejar60 karma

Did Alison rap on set often, and can we expect said raps on a DVD sometime?

Love Party Down; can't wait for the movie.

LizzyCaplan150 karma

Yes she did. It's impressive. I served as her hype man. Less impressive, sure. But a job that must be done.

iamhuntzberger59 karma

How handsome is Tom Welling?

LizzyCaplan187 karma

SUPER handsome hahahahahahahhahahahhahahha. pretty good, huh?

favoritehello54 karma


LizzyCaplan112 karma

Sara in Save the Date! Go see for yourself!

TheGreenShepherd52 karma

What's the pancake lady like in real life?

LizzyCaplan152 karma

a whore

internfromTX52 karma

Can you talk a little bit about the difficulty of finding good female lead roles? "Save The Date," even in terms of indie filmmaking, is few and far between.

LizzyCaplan200 karma

I must say, since Bridesmaids kicked all kinds of ass, i've noticed there have been far more good female roles. It used to be way more soul-crushing to be an actress. Now everybody is willing to entertain the notion that women are funny. Suckers.

alannagraceland52 karma

Hi Lizzy! I absolutely loved you and T.J Miller in Successful Alcoholics. Have you seen the trailers for the movie Smashed with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul? It's basically Successful Alcoholics but not funny.

LizzyCaplan69 karma

I'm really excited for that movie!

wingster5550 karma

Do you think social media (facebook, twitter etc) are a positive thing in general and for actors (and other various celebrities) to have? If your answer is yes...would you join?

LizzyCaplan279 karma

I think it's positive for many. Negative for many as well. I don't have twitter or facebook or any of those HERE'S WHAT IM UP TO things, bc i prefer people to always imagine me galloping through a meadow that's on fire, atop a wild, white steed. Not yknow, frustrated in line at the supermarket.

flowercup45 karma

How often do you hang out with the people from Party Down?

LizzyCaplan171 karma

Enough that it feels like the show is still happening. Pathetic?

QuiGonnHank43 karma

Favorite movie of all time?

LizzyCaplan143 karma

MASH, Postcards from the Edge, Annie Hall and too many more I don't believe in choosing favorites Except for people. You are my favorite.

blockdmyownshot43 karma

Is Schmidt from the new girl as douchey in real life as his character?

Scale of 1-awesome how badass do you rate yourself

LizzyCaplan121 karma

No, he is the opposite of douchey. Jake Johnson on the other hand.... I'll leave that rating to you, best friend

LockeOut42 karma

What was your favorite episode of Party Down to shoot?

LizzyCaplan121 karma


pickproductions36 karma

AHH YOU'RE AWESOME. Can you talk a little bit about how you got involved in Save the Date?

LizzyCaplan97 karma

I read the script, and fell in love with its honesty and humor. And then I met with the writer/director Michael Mohan and he didn't annoy me...that was pretty much it. It's a really good movie...if you like films like Reality Bites and Singles and are mad that people don't make movies like that so much anymore..then this one is for you!

tnuts42029 karma

was michael mohan the one who got you to do this AMA? i tried to bribe him with on demand rentals to get you to come do an AMA, i was just wondering if it actually worked.

*edit: link

LizzyCaplan100 karma

he is the one who made me do it he is sitting across from me right now, forcing me to stay at the computer, samurai sword in hand, kitten in lap.

RomanCandelabra29 karma

Hello ma'am,

Who are your favorite stand up comics?

LizzyCaplan102 karma

TJ miller, Nick Kroll, Tig Notaro, Louis CK, Andy Kindler are the first ones to come to mind

gosche1527 karma

How was it working with the cast on New Girl?

LizzyCaplan55 karma

Lovely. Utterly.

itsjill25 karma

Lizzy- First off, huge fan. I'm renting Save the Date tonight On Demand, very exciting. Two part question: 1. Who was your favorite all time character to play? 2. What character are you most like in real life? I hope you get to answer this! PS- we have the same birthday, nbd.

LizzyCaplan114 karma

WOOHOO! Everybody should be as smart as you, and download it right away. I really have been fortunate enough to love the vast majority of roles i've played. Which is a boring answer, but true. I can see similarities btw myself and a lot of the characters i've played as well. Except for True Blood. Fucking hippies.

for_esme25 karma

What do you suggest I drink if I'm going to marathon all the episodes of "Party Down"?

Also, according to IMDB you have a cat named Lisa Turtle. True? (If so, do you have any other pets named after 90s sitcom characters?)


LizzyCaplan91 karma

I suggest you drink Chimay from start to finish. Slowly and deliberately. My cat Lisa Turtle now lives with my sister for reasons too boring to type. But fear not! I still have Colbert, my original cat. But in my own defense, he was given that name when Colbert was merely a correspondent on the Daily Show. I know it's a much lamer name now that Colbert is very famous. This is the longest answer i've posted. And the most spinstery. You're welcome.

vaginalvr23 karma

Hi Lizzy, what was it like making Successful Alcoholics with TJ Miller? Did you have to stop every few minutes so TJ could scream random shit?

LizzyCaplan49 karma

Working with TJ is like trying to harness the power of a thousand suns. Hard, hot, at times impossible and totally mind-blowing.

Sleep_Debt23 karma


LizzyCaplan96 karma

thanks! mine's moses.

gerryt3222 karma

How does it feel knowing you're the first result on IMDB when typing "Liz" but are nowhere to be found when typing "Li"? Do you hate Liam Neeson for this?

But my real question is: what upcoming project(s) are you most excited about?

LizzyCaplan52 karma

I hate him more than you can imagine. Who do you think released the wolves on him in The Grey? THIS GUY

strineGreen20 karma

How was your experience with The Class?

How was general reaction when it got cancelled?

Also, Is your character from The Class and you in real life are similar? For some reason I always assumed it like that.

LizzyCaplan59 karma

The Class was an amazingly fun show to make. We are all still close friends. It was devastating when it got cancelled. But, i hear the show that replaced us, The Big Bang Theory, does ok

BoxerBeBop20 karma

Who would win in the battle of your ex's? Nick Andopolis vs Henry Pollard

LizzyCaplan53 karma

Nick is bigger. But man, that would be such an embarrassing brawl.

jedismith8919 karma

Big fan, What was it like in Bachelorette to play opposite Adam Scott again? You guys are great together!

LizzyCaplan91 karma

Like putting on an old glove that you find in the back of your shed. You know it's old and moldy and there are probably black widows hanging out inside just waiting for you to put your hand in...but you do it anyway bc that glove has really served you well in the past. It really felt a lot like that.

darkstarling18 karma

Do you play any video games and if so what are your favorite?

Also if you had only one meal you could eat before you kicked the can and could having anything you wanted what would it be?

What is your favorite television show?

LizzyCaplan61 karma

'Splosion Man on Xbox! the other questions are too hard. Ok, McDonalds

CPDubbs16 karma

You have a career-defining role as a leading character in a global blockbuster film series, and are now financially set for life....

Do you stay active in film & television business or retire to a Gecko/Elderberry farm to live out your days "normally"?

LizzyCaplan55 karma

The former. But I replace all bedding, toilet paper, fire kindling with cash money.

surfindaeac13 karma

That is a fantastic knife. Do you cook often or is it just for show

LizzyCaplan46 karma

i filet often

Shannynh13 karma

I really admire you and all the work you have done. You're definitely one of my favorites and I get all girl-crush excited when I see you in anything.

What were you like as a kid? Had you always hoped to act? Which one of your characters do you relate to the most? You never really play a very vapid or shallow character, but are always down to earth and all around funny and cool.

LizzyCaplan26 karma

Thank you very much. I was a flat-chested, awkward tomboy for the majority of my life.