While Captain Marvel was Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female-led film, the fans, unfortunately, did not care about the film or the superhero as much as they did about other characters. Brie Larson, too, found herself on the receiving end of a ton of backlash and hate. The dislike not only stemmed from the film but also due to some personal opinions of the actress. To date, Brie Larson and the Captain Marvel franchise haven’t found a place in the hearts of a majority of the fans.
However, Brie Larson is an incredible actress and there is no denying that. In fact, she is such a good actress that she didn’t let anyone know she was playing Carol Danvers in the MCU. When asked about the role, she pretended not to know the character and her acting was absolutely believable! Of course, after some time Brie Larson’s role in the superhero universe was revealed and fans bowed down to the actress for hiding it so perfectly.
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Brie Larson Effortlessly Hid Her MCU Role
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Back in 2016, Brie Larson appeared in an interview for MTV UK where she was told that her fans wanted her to play Captain Marvel. Appearing as clueless as she could, Larson put on a mask where she pretended to never have heard of the character. She stated, “Isn’t that a boy? Would I be playing a man?”
Continuing, Larson joked that it was “interesting” and that she always thought she was “always forever gonna be stuck playing female roles.” She then stated she was down to play Chris Evans’ character as she appeared to have Captain Marvel confused with Captain America. Larson stated,
“I am down to play Chris Evans. Oh, wait, no. Chris Evans is Captain America. Who’s Captain Marvel? I have no idea what I am talking about. Great. But people want me to play this? Okay, good to know I guess.”
The interview took place in 2016 and Captain Marvel was released in 2019. However, in the same year as the interview, it was reported that Larson was the front-runner for the role. Finally, at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, which took place between 21-24 July, it was revealed that Larson would indeed be taking on the role. Given the fact that the interview and the announcement happened almost side-by-side, Larson sure put up an impressive act!
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Brie Larson Talks About Her MCU Future
After playing Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel and having some cameos here and there, Larson is all set to play the character once again in The Marvels. However, her future plans with the MCU seem to be hazy as she told Variety,
“I don’t know. I don’t know, does anyone want me to do it again? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t have an answer to that.”
This could be either her being truthful or her taking a dig at her haters. After all, we do know just how good she is as an actress! However, she does have a point. Ever since Larson was linked to the MCU for the first time, both she and her character have been the recipients of unending hate and trolls, which her fans say is undeserved.
The Marvels fly into theatres on November 10, 2023.
Source: MTV UK