7 Things You Didn’t Know About Brie Larson

  1. She’s Besties With Emma Stone, Amy Shumer and Jennifer Lawrence Who She Says Saved Her Life

“That group of friends saved my life,” she revealed. “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.”

“Emma wrote me 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,” Brie told Vanity Fair. Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham soon joined in with what sounds like one of Hollywood’s best Whatsapp groups.

During the promotional tour for Room, the 27-year-old felt ‘lonely and bad sometimes,’ and was “embarrassed to keep talking about herself.”

Even though they may compete against each other in other’s eyes, amongst themselves, there’s nothing but friendship.

We totally love that these ladies are constantly supporting one another and bringing one another up rather than trying to push one another down.

  1. She Made Some “White Men” Angry

There have been all sorts of campaigns against Captain Marvel and one of the reasons that get constantly brought up is that Brie Larson made some comments about the film that offended some people.

 First off, no, Larson never even remotely said something like “I don’t want white men to watch Captain Marvel.” That’s completely made up.

Did Brie Larson say that Captain Marvel “wasn’t made for” white men?

No, she did not. However, last year, she did make comments along those lines about the film, “A Wrinkle in Time”. When the film was released, it received mixed reviews, and people noted that the reviews seemed split among gender and race. In other words, in general, its most vocal critics were white male critics and its most vocal proponents were, well, not white male critics.

Larson commented on that discrepancy at an event, noting, “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him! I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color.”

At that very same event, Larson elaborated on her initial comment, stating, “Am I saying I hate white dudes? No, I am not. What I am saying is if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an insanely low chance a woman of color will have a chance to see your movie and review your movie.”

As Larson later elaborated, that simply meant adding additional access to diverse reporters and did not mean restricting access to white male reporters.

  1. She Was Engaged To A Rock Star

Although Brie Larson is known to be a rather private person, there has been a fair amount of information revealed to the public.

In January of 2019, it was reported that Larson and fiancé Alex Greenwald, lead singer of the band Phantom Planet (most known for the singing the opening theme song for hit TV show The O.C. in the early 2000’s), had decided to end their engagement, although whether they are actually broken up or not is a question that remains to be answered. According to a source, “they have taken a step back from their engagement for the time being but they remain close.”

  1. She’s An Oscar Winner

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. While Captain Marvel is definitely going to propel Brie Larson to superstardom, she is already an established actress.

  1. Her Real Name Is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers

Did you know that her real name isn’t even Brie Larson? It’s Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. However, the fact that she uses a stage name isn’t the interesting part.

In an interview with Glamour, she said that Larson was an old family name from her great-grandmother’s side of the family. However, she spilled the real deal in a 2015 interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, admitting that the real inspiration behind the name was an American Girls doll. “The name of the doll is Kirsten Larson, and my last name is French and very hard to say. I was so sick of it, so as a result, I was like, ‘I’m changing my name! I’m changing it to Larson so that Kirsten can be in our family!’

We have to admit, we’re totally charmed by the fact that she’s a secret American Girls fanatic.

  1. She Grew Up In A Struggling Single-Parent Household

Nowadays, Brie Larson is definitely successful by anyone’s standards and likely has enough to help out her family with whatever they need. However, she definitely didn’t come from a wealthy family — in fact, her childhood was definitely less than idyllic. After her parents split, Larson, her mom, and her sister ended up moving to Los Angeles as Brie tried to pursue her dream. And it certainly wasn’t easy.

While talking about her project Room, Brie mentioned to ABC News how it reminded her of her childhood, in a sense.

“We lived in just a studio apartment with just a room and a bed that came out of the wall, and my mom couldn’t afford even a Happy Meal. We ate Top Ramen. I had no toys, and I had like two shirts, a pair of jeans, and that was it. But I had my mom to myself and I remember it being the coolest period of time. I loved it.”

  1. She Trained For The Role Of Captain Marvel For Nine Monts Until She Was Able To Deadlift 200 Pounds

Superheros are powerful beings who can do things that the rest of us can’t. While Brie Larson doesn’t have super strength, the ability to fly, or time travel talents, she did train really hard to embody the role. She underwent training over nine months in preparation for Captain Marvel.

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.

Honorable Mentions

She Started Acting At Age 6

Brie Larson was also a pretty kick ass kid. When she was just six years old, she started training as an actress.

At six, she was admitted to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She was actually the youngest person to ever do so. Can someone say prodigy similar to Captain Marvel, maybe?

She Loves To Design Fonts

She chatted with The Guardian about a particular hobby of hers — designing fonts. We’d love nothing more than to take calligraphy or font lessons with Brie Larson — we’d love to get an inside peek at the creations she concocted during those moments between scenes. Knowing how insanely talented she is, they’re probably amazing.

She Has Written And Directed A Film

Larson herself is multi-talented, too. In 2012, she won an award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film, The Arm. She co-wrote and co-directed this movie which won the Special Jury Award for Comedic Storytelling.

Brie Larson seems like a super cool chick. Not only is she insanely talented, she also just seems like she’d be fun to hang out with.

Larson has been in everything from raunchy comedies (21 Jump Street) to the tween comedies from our youth (Sleepover). She’s no stranger to Hollywood but she for sure hasn’t gotten the recognition she deserves! With her new superpo wered role in Captain Marvel, there’s no way she’s going to stay under-the-radar for long.



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