Despite bringing Carol Danvers to life like no one else could, Brie has explained that she initially said no to Marvel as she was too anxious to take on such a huge role.
Getting real about auditions and the beginnings of her acting career, the 30-year-old recalled: ‘I remember getting a call and they said “Marvel is interested in you playing Captain Marvel”, and I was like “Oh, I can’t do that, I have too much anxiety, that’s too much for me, I don’t think I can handle that”, and I was like, “so tell them no.”
‘And my team was like “OK, for sure.” I think a couple months later, they called and were like, “They called again, are you sure?”
‘And I was like, “Yeah, I’m too much of an introvert, that’s way too big of a thing for me.”
‘It was beyond my comprehension, like no. And then they called a third time and were like, “Are you sure?” So, the point is, every time I was like, “Tell them no” and thought my team was telling them no, they were not. Cause I think they were like, “She would be great at this…”‘
Brie went on to say she went for a meeting with Marvel and was won over by their approach to feminism in the film, especially with their all-female writing team.
Of course, the actress smashed it as Captain Marvel, with the movie shattering records at the box office and scoring the biggest ever opener for a female-led film.
But, believe it or not, even Ms Larson herself has been turned down from roles aplenty, with the actress revealing what exactly she’s auditioned for.
Part one of her audition storytime videos on YouTube saw her reminisce on losing out on roles in films including Star Wars and The Hunger Games, as well as TV series including The Big Bang Theory.
And she certainly didn’t end things there, listing off films she auditioned for in 2008 and 2009, including Sucker Punch, Gulliver’s Travels, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Book of Eli, Get Him To The Greek, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Avatar.
However, she definitely hasn’t done too badly, starring in 2010’s Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, and going on to appear in 21 Jump Street as well as, of course, Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.
Roll on Captain Marvel two!
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