Larson recalled going through her closet as a child and seeing nothing but audition clothes, all curated for specific characterizations. “Brie looking older, Brie looking ’60s, Brie looking ’40s, Brie looking younger in the future,” she remembered seeing. “I realized that if you’ve been acting since you were seven, there are a lot of stories inside you that are not actually yours. It’s a blessing to play all these different characters, but it’s also confusing. And overwhelming,” she said. Larson has been consistently working since childhood, with plenty of standout performances during her teenage years and young adulthood. In 2016 she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in “Room,” which meant she essentially had her pick of any role her heart desired.
It was shortly after her Academy Award win that she was first considered for the role of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, and she was initially unsure of whether or not she wanted to enter the MCU. Not only would she be signing up to appear in multiple films and crossover events, and becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the world, but she’d also become synonymous with the most powerful female figure in the MCU. But according to the book, “She ultimately decided that the perfect way to take advantage of the blurry boundaries between her art and her identity was to play a hero.” When so much of your identity is interwoven with the characters you play and become recognized for, playing one of the strongest heroes in the entire MCU ain’t a bad way to leave a legacy.