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“I was scared of what would happen to me”: Brie Larson Feared Captain Marvel Would Deeply Affect Her Life Because of the Insane Fame That Comes Along With Being a MCU Star

"I was scared of what would happen to me": Brie Larson Feared Captain Marvel Would Deeply Affect Her Life Because of the Insane Fame That Comes Along With Being a MCU Star

The film industry is chock-full of unending fame. And Hollywood’s primary currency, as it happens to be, is recognition – abundant, glaring, wide-eyed recognition. But as all good things often do, this fame comes at a hefty price of the sacrifice of privacy, because underneath all the embellishments of glamour, lie the horrors of excessive popularity. And that is exactly what terrified Brie Larson too.

Brie Larson
Brie Larson

Known for portraying MCU’s titular superhero Captain Marvel, Larson has accomplished a great deal in the industry. However, the award-winning actress hadn’t always been too thrilled about the idea of becoming a part of the Marvel universe.

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Why the Prospect of Joining the MCU Scared Brie Larson 

2019’s Captain Marvel marked Brie Larson‘s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a project which also happened to be MCU’s first female-led standalone film. Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the movie was also a huge commercial success, earning more than $1 billion at the global box office, and becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2019. However, Larson, at first, had been extremely weary of playing Carol Danvers on the big screen.

Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, aka, Captain Marvel

Speaking with Harper’s Bazaar, Larson, 33, opened up about the apprehensions that clouded her mind when she was on the verge of taking over Captain Marvel’s role. The Kong: Skull Island star feared that the global stardom bound to follow her MCU debut would ultimately end up restricting her from living a normal life and hinder her from doing mundane things “like going to the museums” that she thoroughly enjoyed.

“I was scared of what would happen to me.” 

Larson further explained how the choice she was presented with, of picking up or passing the role, felt absolutely surreal to her. “I was like, ‘What world is this, where these are the choices I have to make as an artist?” 

But at the end of the day, the risk was worth it.

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Brie Larson Talks About Meeting Expectations As A Marvel Star

While the perils associated with potential global fame bothered her, Larson ultimately decided to seize the golden opportunity of stepping into the multiverse. But being a part of a billion-dollar franchise also meant meeting tons of expectations, which the Room star tried her level best to do, as conscientiously as possible.

“Anytime I feel like I’m being put too much on a pedestal, it’s my job to figure out how to remove that within myself.”

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Captain Marvel finds her equal in Monica Rambeau.
Captain Marvel (2019)

Larson’s acting career was kickstarted at a young age when she used to play supporting roles in comedies. Ever since then, the Academy Award winner has come a long way in the film industry, expanding the horizon of her career by bagging big-studio films as well as independent projects.

She is set to appear in Fast X, which will hit theatres on May 19, 2023.

The Marvels starring Larson is set to release on November 10, 2023.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Written by Khushi Shah

An author at FandomWire, an abnormal psychology student, and an avid reader of dark fiction, I love to read and write and have been indulging in the same for years.