Brie Larson Weighs In On What CAPTAIN MARVEL Represents And Marvel's "Incredible Platform"

Brie Larson Weighs In On What CAPTAIN MARVEL Represents And Marvel's "Incredible Platform"

During an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, Brie Larson explained why she's taken on the role of Captain Marvel and the importance of playing a strong female character...

Brie Larson being cast as Captain Marvel was a smart move on Marvel's part, especially as the news came just months after she won her first "Best Actress" Oscar for Room. Talking to a number of different outlets at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend (via Yahoo Movies), Larson shed some light on her decision to take on the role of Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 

"I have very specific reasons for doing film, and they don’t have to do with me or getting my face plastered on more objects. It’s about the material. And movies live on and can be places I can’t, and I want to be conscious about what it is that I’m presenting to the world, and what those representations of life are, and how they’re being shared. And obviously Marvel is such an incredible platform to be able to share in storytelling… I think what ‘Captain Marvel’ represents, and what this film is shaping up to be, has a message that’s undeniably important to the world right now."
 
In another interview, the actress went on to further explain why a character like this is so important to her, highlighting the fact that Captain Marvel has the potential to be a role model for a whole new audience, specifically young girls. "The thing that’s been the most exciting now is on social media I get sent a lot of pictures of young girls in the Captain Marvel costume and I’m excited to see more of that. She’s such a great symbol for young girls, and realizing 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 a Spider-Man costume, but I’m really excited that there’s a symbol of women. I think that’s really important."
 
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