We are still looking for equality, safety: Brie Larson

Oscar winning-actress Brie Larson fronted Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female-led film Captain Marvel that crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office earlier this month. She says people, irrespective of the industry they are part of, are still looking for equality and safety.

Talking about the evils in Hollywood that she would like to stand up against, Larson, also a director, told IANS, “I think it’s kind of the same for every industry right now. From the conversations I have had... we are still looking for equality and safety for everyone... to feel good, their work is appreciated, their minds and bodies are safe wherever they are.”

She shared that playing the superhero with a military background has brought about many changes in her life.

“I just feel like in particular, with the strength training and getting to be Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) for a little bit, I feel like it changed me. It made me carry myself differently, more upright for sure and that has helped me move forward for sure. It was great to share that character with the world and see that power can go through the screen to other people,” she said.

The Room actress gets affected by the characters she plays on the big screen, and she has “little tricks” to be herself again.

“Whenever I play a character, I end up being somebody else for way more hours of the day than I am being myself. So, I usually try to come up with some ritual so that at the end of the day, I am back to myself,” she said in a group interview here.

“Whether it’s brushing my hair back to the part I always keep it at or putting on my favourite shirt or eating comfort food... something like that, that kind of brings me back to my centre because it’s true if I work too much and play a character for too long, the only time I am with myself is when I am dreaming which is kind of odd. So, I come up with little tricks like that.”
This is also the reason why Larson likes to take “big breaks between movies”.

“That’s my time to kind of figure out what I want to keep. There are also a lot of things I am ready to let go of.

“I don’t want to think way or look the world that way anymore but I love it (playing different characters) because it has brought me such empathy for understanding maybe what it’s like to be in other people’s shoes. I’ll never really know what it’s like to be in other people’s shoes but it has allowed me incredible opportunities to see things from new perspectives.”               - IANS