Brie Larson, the actress who played the role of the superheroine Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently revealed her initial concerns about taking on the part.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Larson shared her concerns about stardom taking away her ability to be a regular person. She questioned whether she could still do things like visiting museums once she became part of the MCU.
She said, “I was scared of what would happen to me. I was like, ‘What world is this, where these are the choices I have to make as an artist?'”
Despite her apprehensions, Larson went on to lead the first female superhero movie franchise in the MCU. However, she is determined not to get carried away with fame. She emphasized that removing herself from being put on a pedestal whenever she feels like it’s too much is her job.
Interestingly, Larson revealed that although she has had an illustrious career, she is rarely recognized publicly. She said that she is often mistaken for someone’s cousin’s friend. However, she sees this as an advantage, as it helps her stay grounded in reality. She loves facts and fears losing touch with them. She avoids wearing “super-flashy clothes” to keep her sense of truth intact.
Captain Marvel received much praise for Larson’s portrayal of Captain Marvel, making $1.1 billion globally, becoming the first female-led superhero movie to do so. Larson appeared in MCU movies like Avengers: Endgame and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings after her triumphant debut as the movie’s title character.
Larson will reprise her role as Captain Marvel in the upcoming sequel, The Marvels, alongside Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. In addition to her MCU projects, Larson will participate in the May 2023 release of Fast & Furious 10.