Brie Larson has her stuff together far more than the average 27-year old. In an in-depth piece in Vanity Fair, we learn about the young Oscar winning actress’ past. How she grew up without much and at one point was living off the food in the welcome gift bags from film festivals. She went from doing parody commercials on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to getting cast as the first female Marvel hero to get her own movie. And while all of that was going on, she found time to make her directorial debut on a film that Samuel L. Jackson asked to be in.
One of the quotes that stands out from the piece comes from Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, on why Larson was the right choice for Carol Danvers:
Captain Marvel has powers that far surpass many of her heroic counterparts, and in order to bring this superhero to life and make her relatable and disarming we needed an actress with both range and humanity. So, like the best of our leading characters who have brought the Marvel Universe to life, Brie possesses the depth and energy that can fuse firepower, guts, and a great story.
Captain Marvel will be in theaters May 8th, 2019.