Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Brie Larson Has Supportive Friends

Brie Larson is on the cover of Vanity Fair; here are some highlights from her accompanying interview:

On leaning on friends Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence:
“I felt lonely and bad sometimes [while promoting Room]. I was embarrassed to keep talking about myself. Emma wrote this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw Room, and we started talking. That [group of friends] saved my life. I was able to talk with them about everything that was going on in my life, and it was with people who had been through it before and are also hilarious. That support and acceptance was everything. I was home-schooled, so I didn’t have friends that had the same interests as me, and I found it to be absolutely incredible.”

On deciding to sign on as Captain Marvel:
“It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.

They’ve been very open to hearing my thoughts and my take on it, which has been great. I think that’s why they cast me: I have a lot of similarities to this character”—(both are strong women in industries where sexism and gender stereotypes persist)—“and they want me to bring that into the movie.”

Read the full interview at Vanity Fair.

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