Hailing from Sacramento, California, 28-year-old American actress Brie Larson has accomplished much  in her career, including winning an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. She  has taken on the role of Captain Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) new film in the Avengers universe. Here are 5 things you need to know about her. 

1) Larson’s career started when she did comedic sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, in 1998. 

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2) She is the first woman to star solo in her own Marvel Studios’ action film in the Avengers universe. 

3) She is also a superhero in real life. Larson contributed to raising over US$16 million for the Legal Defense Fun, in support of the #TimesUp movement, aiming to end harassment, discrimination and abuse.

4) Captain Marvel is a force to be reckoned with, and so is Larson. In preparation for her role, she went on a trip to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada to research her character, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, with help from Brigadier General Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing Commander. Larson  also took on a hard core weighted hip thrust workout, going up to 400 pounds (181kg).  

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335/350/400 byeeeeeee

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5) Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel is not the first time she played a strong title female character. Her performance in critical and commercial success Kong: Skull Island (2017)  has been her highest grossing release to date.

Captain Marvel is scheduled to open in March 6, 2019. 

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