Conflict and Jeremy Renner are not mutually exclusive subjects as the Marvel actor has seldom refrained from speaking his mind whenever the situation arises where he feels like an opposing argument might be necessary. This particular trait of his has, in fact, landed the Hawkeye actor in a heated to-and-fro with fellow Marvel co-stars, Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson. As the bow-and-arrow-wielding Avenger now trudges through a slow recovery on his hospital bed, the wandering minds look back at one such incident that placed the actor in a direct contest with Brie Larson.
Jeremy Renner’s Unsavory Spar of Words With Brie Larson
MCU’s Phase Three was already an intense and heavy-weight ground for the development and progression of multiple plots aligning, merging, and destined towards a meaningful end. However, even as tension ran high amid the top-rated contestants, there entered another heavy-weight champion in the fray as Captain Marvel debuted in 2019, starring Brie Larson in the lead.
As Infinity War came to a close, and Endgame began its long road to completion, Marvel actors began growing restless behind the scenes of a packed set starring a minimum of 5 to 6 A-list actors simultaneously at any given time. When filming ended and the promotional tour began, an incident caught the public’s attention due to the nature of the exchange between the two actors.
In an interview with NDTV, Larson commented about the nature of her role in her 2019 solo film:
“I am committed to self-improvement and I work at being the best person I can be and using this platform for as much good as I can. It doesn’t mean I don’t make mistakes, but I’m very comfortable with that and allowing myself to learn from those mistakes.”
Renner remarked at the time: “I’m pretty accountable and responsible in my own life at any rate. Celebrity isn’t something that I use as any sort of platform to be more responsible or accountable, I suppose. It’s certainly an absolute blessing to see the joy on kids’ faces. I don’t think there is a feeling that comes close to that.”
The exchange was neither heated nor ensued in the aftermath of a disagreement on the sets of their film (as far as the public is aware).
Jeremy Renner and Brie Larson Feud After Claims of Activism
A comment from Brie Larson, who has always been very vocal and socially active, may have caused the Hawkeye actor to fire off when sitting with Larson for their joint NDTV interview. Earlier, the Captain Marvel star had commented on how she planned to use her role for the good and revealed to InStyle:
“The movie was the biggest and best opportunity I could have ever asked for. It was, like, my superpower. This could be my form of activism: doing a film that can play all over the world and be in more places than I can be physically.”
Brie Larson also claimed that Captain Marvel was a film about intersectional feminism – “I had a meeting with Marvel and what we discussed is they wanted to make a big feminist movie.” She has also been very critical of film critics saying,
“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, to teens that are biracial.”
Perhaps it was Brie Larson’s sudden use of her platform to make a statement and fight for representation in front of and behind the lens that rubbed off Jeremy Renner the wrong way – hence the comment that one doesn’t need “celebrity” status to do good and be accountable but that it was possible at any rate if one intended to make a change.
Avengers: Endgame is currently available for streaming on Disney+.
Source: The Things