Who is Brie Larson?
Actress and singer Brie Larson began her career in the late ’90s, making appearances on shows like Touched By an Angel when she was still in elementary school. In 2001, she scored a starring role on the series Raising Dad, which lasted for just one season, but the young actress had no trouble finding new projects, as she was cast in the Disney Channel TV movie Right on Track in 2003.
She subsequently appeared in another Disney movie, Sleepover, and released an album, Finally Out of P.E., in 2005. Larson would go on to appear in movies like 13 Going on 30 and The Babysitter, before being cast as Kate on the acclaimed Showtime series The United States of Tara.
She played Envy Adams in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (which let her showcase her vocal talents) and was the love interest in 21 Jump Street. Larson has a supporting role in Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and had a recurring role on Community.
In 2015, she played Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck, but made a bigger mark later in the year with the independent film Room. Playing a young woman held captive for seven years, Larson won rave reviews and an Academy Award for Best Actress.
1. SHE’S AN OSCAR WINNER : While Captain Marvel is definitely going to propel Brie Larson to superstardom, she is already an established actress. In 2015, Larson starred in the film Room and ended up grabbing the Academy Award for Best Actress for this performance. This was her first nomination for an Oscar.
She also won the Golden Globe Award for her performance. Larson is a talented actress who has played many different roles. Clearly, Brie Larson is someone who is skilled at their craft and career, much like her character counterpart of Carol Danvers.
2. Brie stated in an interview with Glamour that she chose “Larson” as her stage name from her great-grandmother’s maiden name, as her surname was too difficult to pronounce.
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3. She was cast in the television series Schimmel, which never aired because its star, Robert Schimmel, was diagnosed with cancer shortly before filming was to begin.
4. Larson later auditioned for a new show for The WB called In Your Dreams, and landed the role of Bob Saget’s character’s younger daughter, Emily. The show was selected for the 2001-02 fall season, and was renamed Raising Dad. It was then canceled after 27 episodes.
5. Brie Larson is one of many in Hollywood who has pointed out problems of harassment and discrimination against women in the movie mecca. Remember that she refused to congratulate Casey Affleck for his Oscar obtained for Manchester by the Sea due to accusations of alleged sexual harassment. Talk about an awkward awards ceremony.
Now, something very close to the actress detonated an alarm signal, although there is no conclusive evidence about it. Cinefamily is a film venue where cinema is shown and funds are raised to contribute to different humanitarian funds. The actress founded a support center for women in this place, but all this is at stake because Hadrian Belove, co-founder of the place and Shadie Elnashai, vice president of its board of directors resigned before a scandal by leaking an anonymous email that shows accusations about a case of harassment that occurred in 2014 and that involves both individuals. According to Variety’s information, that situation was solved through legal means.
6. The actress explained about the affinity she shares with her boyfriend, Alex Greenwald, the lead singer of the band Phantom Planet and how they both share a great love for art and for history, especially for the Renaissance. The young man is not well known, but one of the songs of his band, ‘California’, was the main theme of the series ‘The O.C’, one of the great television hits of early 2000. Before being with Greenwald, she dated a couple of handsome guys in John Patrick Amedori, from the series ‘Gossip Girl’, and Cody Linley, precisely one of the teenagers who went through the ‘Hannah Montana’ series that discovered Miley Cyrus.
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald have been dating for a while now and got engaged recently. In 2013, her romance was confirmed at the presentation of the Gotham Independent Film Awards, when she named the musician in her speech of thanks after picking the award for Best Actress for Short Term 12. She thanked her boyfriend, Alex Greenwald, for making her pasta and taking care of their puppy while she was shooting the film. It is still unknown when and where the wedding will take place, although they may prefer to keep it secret and marry in the strictest intimacy; something that has become the latest fashion among celebrities.
7. Larson played the character Kate Gregson on the Showtime series United States of Tara. The show premiered on January 18, 2009 and was not renewed after its third season. The season finale aired on June 20, 2011.
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8. With all the months of training that Larson put in, it’s no surprise that her body got a lot stronger. In fact, Larson said she was able to deadlift around 200 pounds at the end of the training process.
Along with that, she said that part of her training involved pushing a literal Jeep up a hill. It sounds like Larson has a driven, no-quit attitude that makes her the perfect fit to play Captain Marvel. While not a literal superhero, being able to push a car up a hill is pretty intense.
9. Captain Marvel is being looked at by many as a rather feminist film. Since this is the first time the MCU has had a movie with a female lead, many fans are looking forward to this representation. Larson herself feels that playing Captain Marvel is a way for her to be somewhat of a feminist activist and that the character is inspiring.
In her interview, she said that “I wanna see complicated female characters. I wanna see myself, which is not a simple person. I surprise myself constantly by what’s happening and what’s coming up. So hopefully that’s what comes out on screen.”
10. When Larsson was preparing for the role, she did more than just train physically, even though she did a lot of that. Part of her training involved meeting with actual U.S. Air Force members.
Since Carol Danvers is an Air Force pilot, this was an important way for her to learn more about the character and what she would have experienced. Larson has even noted that many of Carol’s best traits such as her drive and focus come from her past as a pilot.