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5 Unknown Facts About Brie Larson: The Fast X Star Who Charged $5,000,000 for Captain Marvel Wanted to Have an Alternate Career

5 Unknown Facts About Brie Larson: The Fast X Star Who Charged $5,000,000 for Captain Marvel Wanted to Have an Alternate Career

Even before she received an Oscar and began appearing in Marvel films, Brie Larson had a long career in the entertainment industry. She once sang although many of her followers might not even be aware of that. She has many tales to share, ranging from breaking off her engagement to summiting a mountain.

She has also claimed that taking on the role of Captain Marvel transformed her. So what is the life story of Brie Larson? Let’s head in and explore five undiscovered truths about the Fast X actor.

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1. Brie Larson is a former singer turned actor

Brie Larson in her song 'Finally out of P.E'
Brie Larson in her song ‘Finally Out of P.E’

Larson used to be a pop singer before she rose to fame as an actress. She performed as Jesse McCartney’s opening act on tour in the middle of the 2000s, and in 2005, she released the album Finally Out Of P.E., which featured the lead hit She Said. In addition, she sang in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In 2017, she co-starred with Utkarsh Ambudkar in the musical Basmati Blues.

2. Brie Larson climbed Grand Teton

brie larson in fast x and captain marvel
brie larson in fast x and captain marvel

In a youtube video, actor Larson, after reaching the summit of the mountain Grand Teton said,

“I don’t know how to describe getting to the top. You just get so deeply rewarded with that view. That view is out of control.”

2019 saw Brie Larson climb Grand Teton, Wyoming’s second-highest peak, over the course of three days. After six weeks of preparation, her trainer Jason Walsh gave her the go-ahead to scale the mountain. She made a video of the entire process and uploaded it to her YouTube account.

3. Brie Larson was engaged to Alex Greenwald before calling it quits

 Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald

In an old interview with the media, Larson talked about her former finance saying,

“the other half of the equation – how can you explain support? I mean, it goes beyond anything. He’s just my person, he’s my best friend.”

Alex Greenwald, a musician and actor who sings lead for the band Phantom Planet, and Larson were engaged. People Magazine reported at the beginning of 2019 that Larson and her fiance called it quits after a nearly three-year engagement.

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4. Brie Larson is a child of a divorce

Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in a still from Captain Marvel
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in a still from Captain Marvel

When Larson was only seven years old, her parents split. Her father still lives in Sacramento. When she was no longer required by law to spend visitations with him, Larson said in an interview with Elle, she grabbed the chance and hasn’t seen or spoken to him in ten years. Speaking about her father, Larson said,

“As a kid, I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn’t do himself any favors. I don’t think he ever really wanted to be a parent.”

Looks like her parents’ divorce has left an incredible mark on Larson’s mind.

5. Brie Larson is not her real name

Brie Larson at Fast X premiere
Brie Larson at the Fast X premiere

In 1989, Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, now known as Brie Larson, was born in Sacramento, California. Yes, she uses the stage name, Larson. People Magazine claims that when Larson was nine years old, she made the decision to adopt the last name of Kirsten Larson, the character from her favorite American Girl doll, because her own last name, which is actually French, is hard to pronounce.

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Source: TheThings

Written by Aastha Soni

A cinephile with immense love for words and everything art. I have an inclination towards understanding human pschology but I prefer dogs over humans any day. I have an affinity for all kinds of music, except techno. Kind of an old soul, trying to tolerate today's typical "Gen Z mindset".