Brie Larson: Movies are my 'form of activism'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 February 2017
Brie Larson

Brie Larson

Brie Larson sees her job as an actor and making movies "as a form of activism"

Brie Larson makes movies "as a form of activism".

The 27-year-old actress is "proud" that her role as Mason Weaver in 'Kong: Skull Island' highlights the plight of journalists who risk their lives to share the truth with the public.

She wrote on Instagram: "I make movies as a form of activism. I believe we learn from what we see in our leaders. I'm proud to play Mason Weaver in 'Kong: Skull Island' because she represents the many journalists who risk their lives everyday to share with us the truth.

"Weaver leads with compassion and believes that unity cannot be obtained through aggression. I'm excited to share this film with you. And in the meanwhile I'm thrilled to have this platform as a way to connect us. Let's work together. Lets be open to learning from each other."

Meanwhile, Brie recently admitted she hopes her 'Captain Marvel' role will inspire young women.

She shared: "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."

However, the 'Room' actress has confessed her job is "weird".

Speaking about the shooting for 'Free Fire', she explained: "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."

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