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07/31/2014 03:33 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2014

Aubrey Plaza Doesn't Mind If You Think She's April Ludgate In Real Life

As April Ludgate on "Parks and Recreation," Aubrey Plaza created one of the most memorable characters in television today. Plaza says that some of the inspiration for her character naturally comes from within, which has led to many thinking she is just like Ludgate in real life.

Appearing on HuffPost Live on Wednesday, Plaza admitted the mischaracterization used to rankle her. As years have passed -- "Parks and Rec" is entering its seventh and final season -- she doesn't mind much anymore.

"I think people associate me with April Ludgate and they just assume that's me because that was something I did really early on and it's something I'm still doing. "It is part of me, but it's not all of me," Plaza told host Ricky Camilleri. "There was a time when I was kind of defensive about it, but then I realized nothing matters. Nothing is real and everything is a game. Life is fleeting, and you should just have fun."

Plaza came on the show along with Dane DeHaan and writer/director Jeff Baena to chat about their upcoming movie, "Life After Beth," which comes out Aug. 15.

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