5 Reasons Brie Larson Is Bae
Posted On Jan 15, 2016
The Oscar nominations are out and you may be wondering who Brie Larson is and how she rose to the top of the film industry. She was nominated for best actress for her performance in Room. You may not recognize her on first glance but she was in a lot of your favorite movies. She played Amy Schumer’s sister Kim in Trainwreck, Jonah Hill’s romantic interest in 21 Jump Street, Michael Cera’s ex in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and was one of the evil Six Chicks in 13 Going On 30. But there’s a lot more to her than just her movie roles.
Five Reasons Brie Larson is BAE:
- She Knew She Was Destined for Greatness
At age 6, Larson said, “Mom, I know what my dharma is: I’m supposed to be an actor.” I didn’t even know what the word dharma was at age 6. She was the youngest student to ever be admitted to the American Conservatory Theater. At 9, she got her first break on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a comedy sketch. At 13, she signed her fist recording contract with Universal. When she graduated from high school she had already done 8 TV series. In one of the TV series, Raising Dad, she played Bob Saget’s daughter.
- She Was a Disney Channel Kid
Cue the kids doing backflips into the clouds and flying over never-ending film strip. Brie Larson was in the DCOM Right On Track. The true story of the Enders sisters, female drag racers who try to make it to the top of a male-dominated sport. Larson played Courtney Enders, co-star to 7th Heaven’s Beverley Mitchell, who played the star Erica Enders. Larson was 14 at the time! While the rest of us were watching her from our TV’s at age 14, she was killing it in front of the camera.
- She Sings Too
As if she isn’t already talented enough, she also has a singing career behind her. At age 16, she released her album, “Finally Out of P.E.” She even went on tour with Jesse McCartney. Although that was the extent of her music career, she did get to showcase her voice again in a few of her later movies. She sang the song “Coming Around” in the movie Hoot. She also performed alongside the band Metric (fangirling over here) for one of the scenes in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
- She’s Not Your Average Hollywood Starlet
She’s made it a point to not be a part of the “Hollywood lifestyle.” Her first language was French. She’s an autodidact, a self-learner, who takes online courses, listens to iTunes lectures, and studies mycology, the biology of fungi in her spare time. She not only acts and sings, but she also helps behind the scenes: writing, directing and editing. She is also a big Star Wars nerd, which is what broke the ice with her Room co-star, Jacob Tremblay.
- The Things She Did for Her Role in Room…
She stayed inside at home for a month in preparation of her role Ma. She reminisced a lot about her past on regrets and moments missed. “I figured it was a process Ma had gone through before Jack came along,” Larson said. She met with psychologists to learn about the trauma of captivity. She also wrote three diaries as Ma, at ages 10, 14 and 17 to help her get into character.
All the work that Larson has done has been leading up to this moment, the moment where she wins the treasured Oscar. Her performance in Room was heartfelt and absolutely unbelievable. She won the Golden Globe for best actress for her role, so let’s hope that the Oscar follows suit. 2016 is the year of Brie Larson!