Brie Larson‘s star has been shining quite brightly for a while now but, in my eyes, 2013 marked a game-changing year for Larson because that’s when I first caught her performance in Short Term 12. The talent was evident well before that but Larson’s work in Short Term 12 was so impassioned, raw, and struck such a significant emotional chord that, one, I’m confident in saying it’s a film I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life and, two, it’s a performance that signified that Larson was one of the best of the best. Then, sure enough, just a couple of years later, Room came out and Larson snagged her first Academy Award. But even with all that experience and an Oscar to her name, there’s no denying that joining a behemoth of a franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is quite the undertaking.
Larson leads Captain Marvel as Carol Danvers, a fighter pilot who finds herself in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to sit down with Larson ahead of the film’s March 8th release and we got to talk about Larson’s experience working with Captain Marvel standout, Lashana Lynch, what helped her adjust to the MCU whirlwind, and more! You can catch all of that in the video interview at the top of this article and be sure to keep an eye out for my conversations with Lynch, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Samuel L. Jackson, and directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck coming soon.
Here’s the official synopsis for Captain Marvel:
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
For more on the movie, browse the links below:
- ‘Captain Marvel’: Brie Larson Flies in an F-16 and Blasts Skrulls in New Videos
- ‘Captain Marvel’ Directors Explain Why They Changed the Cat’s Name
- First ‘Captain Marvel’ Reactions Tease an Ambitious, Trippy Sci-Fi Adventure