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.
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.
Thank you to everyone who stood in solidarity with us yesterday. Together we raised over $16 million dollars for the Legal Defense Fund and felt the power of our unity. We would not be here without the courageous Silence Breakers across all industries who spoke out without knowing if there would be a safety net. From the Entertainment Industry, to Colleges, Hotels, Hospitals and homes - we thank you for raising your voice. We believe you. We stand with you. We are fighting for and with you. Our brothers, sisters and non-gender conforming allies who still stay silent, we stand with you. We are fighting for and with you. We believe you. Together we will end harassment discrimination and abuse. Together we will listen, learn, grow and care for one another. 2018 will be different. #TIMESUP #whywewearblack
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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).
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.