Brie Larson Says She’s A Superhero Mentor; Been Told She’s ‘The most powerful blah, blah, blah’

In a roundtable interview with other actresses, the Captain Marvel star opens up about being a mentor, the suit and more.

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In a new interview, Brie Larson opens up about playing a superhero as she says often reaches out to new actors cast as superheroes to offer advice.

Of course, Brie Larson played Captain Marvel in the movie of the same name, appeared briefly in Avengers: Endgame, and then went on to star in The Marvels with Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel.

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“You’re a superhero mentor?”

In a roundtable interview with other actresses, it’s mentioned by THR that if Brie Larson hears that someone is going to be playing a superhero, she will reach out and is asked, “What kind of tips do you find yourself sharing?”

Naomi Watts first interjects, “Wait, you’re a superhero mentor?”

Larson responds, “Always. I’m the first person to email everybody because it’s very specific and very strange. People are like, ‘I don’t know how to do this.’ Yeah, no one does.”

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Talks in-and-out of the Captain Marvel costume

Larson continues, “Why would you? I’ll say, ‘Train, because you’ll want to be as prepared in your body as you possibly can because it only gets harder as the job goes on. And really understand how to be able to go to the bathroom in your suit.’ The first Captain Marvel, it was a 45-minute thing to get me in and out of that costume.”

Jennifer Aniston questions, “There wasn’t even a little secret trapdoor?”

No!” responds Larson. “That’s why I’m like, ‘Get a plan.'”

Aniston adds, “Yeah, a little zipper.”

Larson replies, “I can’t stand when people have to wait for me to go to the bathroom, so I’d have to time it out.”

“Oh, that would give me anxiety,” says Watts.

“You can’t have a sip of water,” says Aniston.

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“You’re tasked with being the most powerful”

Confirming what Kevin Feige previously said prior to the release of Captain Marvel, Brie Larson says she was told she is the most powerful in the MCU.

Larson continues, “It’s a whole thing, and it’s a lot of pressure. And I think it’s a strange thing, especially when you’re a newcomer and you’re tasked with being the most powerful blah, blah, blah of blah, blah, blah, and you feel scared. It’s so hard to be the cool, confident one when you’re like, ‘Do I know what I’m supposed to be doing?’”

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Men inherently distrust and dislike?

THR also mentions to Brie Larson that in her latest role she plays “a character that men inherently distrust and dislike simply because she’s a woman” and the interviewer comments, “I couldn’t help but see a correlation with the vitriol you’ve received from the male-dominated superhero world for playing Captain Marvel. Did you see it, too?”

Larson responded, “I don’t know if it’s specific to Marvel. I only know my experience, and my experience is being underestimated at times.”

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