Brie Larson feared playing a flawless superhero

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 March 2019
Brie Larson at the Captain Marvel screening

Brie Larson

Award-winning actress Brie Larson has confessed she worried about playing a flawless superhero

Brie Larson worried about playing a flawless superhero.

The 29-year-old actress – who stars as the titular character in 'Captain Marvel' – has admitted to loving her on-screen character's relatability.

She explained: "There's a lot to love about her, which is why I was really excited to do this. It was the idea of playing a superhero, or a female superhero, in particular, 'cause my interest is in female complexity.

"I was a little worried about playing a superhero that would be perfect because I don't feel like that's realistic, or something aspirational, at all."

Brie felt it was important to play a superhero character that the movie-watching public could identify with.

She told Collider: "Even with my job, you see this beautiful finished product, where I look great, but you don't know all of the other takes that are on the cutting room floor, when I physically landed on my face doing stunts, or I just did a bad take. That's just how it goes.

"So, getting to play a character where the whole character arc and turn of this is watching her be this major risk-taker, which means it's not always going to work out for the best.

"And those are the moments, the defining moments of her character, where she doesn't lay down, she gets back up. That's everything. That's for everybody. There isn't a person who can't relate to that, I don't think."

Captain Marvel

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
  • Cast: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Kazinsky
  • UK release: 8 March 2019

Danvers (Larson) is a fighter with the Kree Starforce who finds herself on Earth, and encountering Agent Nick Fury (Jackson). The storyline doesn’t give Larson a lot of time to establish a persona, but her charm, style and ass-kicking make her Marvel’s coolest customer and whatever it lacks in heart, it makes up for with…

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