Brie Larson Talks ‘Captain Marvel’
Brie Larson is confirmed to play Captain Marvel in a new standalone movie and ‘Avengers 4’. And apparently the training for the role was intense.
Speaking to Variety, Larson told Variety that she couldn’t reveal much about the part and added, “I will say that I learned that I’m much stronger than I realise in playing her.”
Maybe the 9 months of intense physical training helped? “My highest right now is 215 lbs. in deadlifts [and] 400 lb. hip thrusts,” Larson said. “Being able to lift weight like that really changed my perspective and understanding of myself.”
The upcoming stand alone focuses on Danvers, a US Air Force pilot who gains superhuman strength, endurance and the ability to fly after an accident that merged her DNA with an alien’s.
Interestingly, while at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, Larson said she initially doubted joining the cast: “There’s a lot about it that felt like a big decision and it’s not just a big decision for myself, it’s a big decision for my family and my partner and for my friends. It’s a big change for everybody and I wasn’t sure if it was the right thing for me.”
Game on! You don’t have long to wait – Captain Marvel is in theatres March 2019!