Jennifer Lopez is a God For Brie Larson But One of Her Best Movies Traumatized the Captain Marvel Star

One of Jennifer Lopez's most iconic movies both traumatized Brie Larson as well as transformed her into one of her biggest fans!

Jennifer Lopez is a God For Brie Larson But One of Her Best Movies Traumatized the Captain Marvel Star

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  • Jennifer Lopez's 'Selena' was the movie that traumatized yet elevated her in Brie Larson's eyes at the same time.
  • In fact, Larson adored Lopez so much that she never expected to meet her in real life despite being an actress herself.
  • But even though the pair met in a hilarious yet heartwarming way on the red carpet, Brie Larson never heard from Jennifer Lopez after.
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Jennifer Lopez is indeed an icon in many terms to numerous people, but for Brie Larson, it’s on a whole other level. For someone who pretty much grew up idolizing the bossy babe ever since her childhood, it wouldn’t be an understatement to say that Larson pretty much worships the singer cum actress.

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Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

In fact, Brie Larson was so deeply intrigued by watching Lopez onscreen for the very first time that despite being traumatized by her movie Selena, which is quite literally considered one of Jennifer Lopez’s best films to date, the Captain Marvel star decided that she wanted to lead her life just like her.

Brie Larson was Traumatized and Inspired by Jennifer Lopez at the Same Time

Jennifer Lopez in Selena (1997)
Jennifer Lopez in Selena (1997)

Recently, Brie Larson graced her presence on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she talked about meeting her idol Jennifer Lopez on the red carpet at the recently held 66th Golden Globes ceremony for the very first time.

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After watching the clip that was captured while she was talking to a reporter from Entertainment Tonight, The Marvels actress explained how her ‘JLo Mania’ started when she was 8 or 9 years old, through a film that actually traumatized her. She said:

“It’s very profound for me. My mom took me to the theater to see ‘Selena’, and it traumatized me, but also, I was like, [in a crying tone] ‘That’s what I wanna do with my life.'”

Continuing, Larson further clarified that Lopez held a much greater meaning to her than just an actress whom she grew up watching and idolizing.

“She just kind of doesn’t really exist to me as, like, a human being,” Larson said. “She’s like, not [human]; she’s like my god.”

For someone who considers her icon on such a high level, what’s surprising here is that Brie Larson never truly expected to meet Jennifer Lopez in real life despite being a well-renowned actress herself!

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Brie Larson Never Expected to Meet Jennifer Lopez in Real Life

Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson met on the red carpet at the 66th Golden Globes (via ET)
Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson met on the red carpet at the 66th Golden Globes (via ET)

During the same interview, Brie Larson made an even more surprising revelation as she claimed that she never really expected to meet Jennifer Lopez in real life because the Selena actress “doesn’t exist for me”. She said:

“So, someone was like, ‘Well, didn’t you ever think this day would come?’ I was like, ‘No!’ Because she doesn’t exist for me! Like, that’s now how this works. In my world, JLo’s over there, and I’m on the other side of the TV, always.”

But that day ultimately ended up coming, and Brie Larson’s reaction to meeting JLo was nothing short of heartwarmingly iconic!

You can watch the clip of the same below (via Entertainment Tonight):

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Brie Larson Hasn’t Heard from Jennifer Lopez After That

Brie Larson
Brie Larson

Although Brie Larson has had multiple people hitting her up with stuff about how her fangirling reaction was “amazing” and how they want to pair them up “in a film together” after her clip meeting Jennifer Lopez went viral, the Avengers: Endgame star hasn’t heard from her icon after the incident.

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When Jimmy Kimmel asked her about the same of whether she had heard from JLo after that hilarious first meet, Larson said:

“Not a peep,” she said, all the while adding, “It’s not looking like a professional relationship is on the table for me. (Laughs) It’s just, I’m good, [but] I’m not that good.”

At the same time, Larson also admitted that she didn’t find her reaction to be that appealing either. Rating it on a scale of 0 to 10, she said:

“I think it was kind of creepy. I really do! (Laughs) I would just say: If I was just casually doing an interview and someone came to ME with that energy, I’d be like, ‘Take a step back. Relax.'”

Well, regardless of what she might think of it herself, what matters is that Brie Larson got to meet the very person she pretty much grew up worshipping — even though one of her most iconic movies notably traumatized her — in the most hilarious yet touching way.

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Written by Mahin Sultan

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Mahin Sultan is a News Content Writer at FandomWire. With almost one year's worth of experience in her field, she has explored and attained a deep understanding of numerous topics in various niches, mostly entertainment.

An all-things-good enthusiast, Mahin is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Commerce, and her love for entertainment has given her a solid foundation of reporting in the same field. Besides being a foodie, she loves to write and spends her free time either with her nose buried in a good book or binging on COD or K-dramas, anime, new movies, and TV serials (the awesome ones, obviously).

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