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Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Hoped To Be Part of $51.8B Star Wars Franchise: “I wanted to be Princess Leia”

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Hoped To Be Part of $51.8B Star Wars Franchise

Before garnering the role of one of the strongest MCU heroes on the big screen, it appears that Brie Larson wanted to be part of the iconic Star Wars franchise. The Oscar-winning actress, who made her MCU debut through 2019’s Captain Marvel and portrayed the role of a badass Carol Danvers, initially hoped to lend another badass role in her career.

While expressing her love for the iconic actress Carrie Fisher, and explaining her importance in the MCU’s actress life, the actress opened up about wanting to portray the role of Star Wars’ iconic character.

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Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Brie Larson as Captain Marvel

Brie Larson wanted to portray Star Wars’ Princess Leia due to Carrie Fisher

After making her debut with 1975’s Shampoo, Carrie Frances Fisher soon become an inspiration to an entire generation of women through her role in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. The actress, who portrayed the role of the iconic Princess Leia, also went on to influence a young Brie Larson, who too went on to follow in Fisher’s footsteps and cemented her name in the industry.

Although Brie Larson did eventually get the role of Captain Marvel and went on to lead MCU’s first female-led Superhero movie, it seems the actress initially wanted to portray Star Wars‘ Princess Leia. The Marvel actress opened up about her dream of being part of the billion-dollar Star Wars franchise during an episode of ABC’s Good Morning America, where she stated,

“I wanted to be Princess Leia. [When] I was probably 8 years old, I bought a shirt that was for, like, maybe my size now, because I was going to play her at some point. I kept it in my closet. I’m sure my mom has it in the garage somewhere.”

But it wasn’t the only time when the Marvel actress acknowledged the importance of Fisher’s Princess Leia in her life. As back in 2017, she showcased her immense respect for the actress through a heartfelt tribute.

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Carrie Frances Fisher as Princess Leia
Carrie Frances Fisher as Princess Leia

Brie Larson shared a heartfelt tribute to Carrie Fisher after she passed away

After the legendary Star Wars star Carrie Fisher passed away at the age of 60 due to a sudden cardiac arrest, many fans and celebrities shared their condolences over the tragic loss. Following this event, Brie Larson also went on to share a heartfelt tribute to her favorite actress through an Instagram post. The caption of the post stated, Remembering They Are Rebel Princesses In 2017, referring to the influence and legacy of  Fisher’s Badass Princess Leia.

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Brie Larson
Brie Larson

Even though there have been a few rumors over the years about Larson shifting to the Star Wars franchise. But considering that the actress is set to play Captain Marvel in her upcoming MCU entries, it might be a long while (if ever) before the actress gets her dream role.

Source: Good Morning America

Written by Santanu Roy

Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 300 articles.