Brie Larson Acknowledged The “Captain Marvel” Hate While Answering A Question At The D23 Expo
Brie Larson was working the red carpet at Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend when Variety’s Marc Malkin asked her how long she planned on playing the role of Captain Marvel. I expected your typical actress answer: a teeth-baring smile and something like, “As long as Marvel will have me! It’s an honor!” But, as Entertainment Weekly reports, Brie was in no mood. She shrugged and sarcastically replied, “I dunno. Does anyone want me to do it again?” Brie’s wry response is clearly aimed at all the Marvel nerds who trolled her when Captain Marvel, the studio’s first female-led superhero movie, was released in 2019. They tried to sink the movie on RottenTomatoes before it even came out, claimed Brie was sexist against men because she made comments about Hollywood’s lack of diversity, and even criticized her for not smiling enough in the trailer. I mean, they got a point about that last one. Did you see her in Room? So glum!
After Brie’s answer, Marc Malkin chuckled, and responded, “Don’t be so modest!” She scoffed and continued, “I don’t know. I really don’t know. I don’t have the answer to that.” Here’s the vid:
How long will Brie Larson play Captain Marvel?
"I don't know. Does anyone want me to do it again?" https://t.co/lyxUEr5y6V pic.twitter.com/sz78oVWKBD
— Variety (@Variety) September 10, 2022
Brie has played Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in two movies: Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. She’ll reprise the role in next year’s The Marvels. She was at the D23 Expo to present a first look at the upcoming movie. Back in 2019, Brie told Marie Claire that she wanted the press tour for Captain Marvel to be more inclusive. She told the interviewer:
About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.
After the sexist backlash from Marvel fans, Brie told Variety that she never reads about herself on the Internet, via People:
“I don’t have time for it, you know?” the actress said at the time. “The things that I have extra time to really look at are, like: Am I eating healthy food? Am I drinking water? Am I meditating? Have I called my mom today?”
“I have genuinely never needed to look at the internet to explain to me who I am,” Larson added to Variety in 2019. “I’m extremely committed to that in my day-to-day life!”
Extremely committed to that and pushing NFTS, right Brie? Unless… wait. Was that Brie’s attempt at getting in good with the crypto-obsessed dudes of the Internet? If so, well played!
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