The INSIDER Summary:
- Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen are starring in “Ingrid Goes West,” a dark comedy about an Instagram stalker.
- INSIDER asked them which moments from the movie might become memes.
- They kept pronouncing the word as “mem.”
- Eventually, they reverted to pronouncing it like “meme,” which is correct.
- “Ingrid Goes West” lands in theaters on Friday.
Elizabeth Olsen is starring in “Ingrid Goes West,” a dark comedy where she plays an Instagram influencer named Taylor Sloane who’s stalked by a follower named Ingrid Thorburn, played by Aubrey Plaza.
It’s a funny movie, filled with lines and moments that, when I watched it, I imagined would find another life online. Whether it’s the two characters bending themselves into knots to get the perfect photo pose or the deadpan jokes from O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays Ingrid’s landlord.
When I asked Olsen and Plaza which moments they thought were most likely to become memes, Olsen told me something interesting: She used to pronounce the word as “mem” before she learned how it’s properly pronounced.
“I used to call it a ‘mem,’ but I know what it is now,” Olsen told INSIDER. “It looks like it’s supposed to be called ‘mem.'”
Olsen cited one of Aubrey’s facial expressions in the movie as a particularly funny moment. She mentioned that the person who runs the Instagram account for “Ingrid Goes West” has been posting memes from the movie. Olsen liked one posted recently that her friend Clay Hawkins showed her.
But she still pronounced the word like “mem.”
“There’s one that they did yesterday, which Clay showed me, which is [Plaza’s] facial reaction in the car, being confused,” Olsen said. “It’s ‘Me pretending I know what’s happening in “Twin Peaks.”‘ But that’s not really a mem, is it?”