Brie Larson's hopes for Captain Marvel character

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 September 2016
Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Brie Larson really hopes her 'Captain Marvel' character will be a "symbol" for young girls

Brie Larson hopes her 'Captain Marvel' role will inspire young women.

The 'Room' star is set to take on the role of the Marvel superhero and hopes it will be a character young girls can look up to.

She told Space Channel: "On social media, I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls wearing the Captain Marvel costume, and I'm excited to see more of that. She (Captain Marvel) is such a great symbol for young girls, and I'm realising what a deficit we have - that we don't have more of those.

"I think it's really cool to see a girl in a Batman costume or Spider-Man costume, but I'm really excited that there's a symbol for women. I think that that's really important."

Meanwhile, the 26-year-old actress previously revealed her job is "weird".

Speaking about the shooting for 'Free Fire', she said: "I slowly got the most disgusting and intense bruises all up one side of my leg. It became progressively more and more painful and more and more awful-looking. My job is so weird. This is what I'm doing. How do I explain this to people? ...

"For a month, every day I was crawling on the floor that had tons of rocks and things on it. So I had to sort of figure out, because I had one arm that's bad too, you're just sort of scooting and lifting your butt up and slamming it back down. You're trying to crawl for your life."

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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