When Chris Evans was first offered the role of Captain America he reportedly turned the role down. Evans suffers from anxiety and the idea of taking on such a big role with an even bigger spotlight was not something he was looking forward to. He eventually agreed to take on the role but it appears he’s not the only captain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has reservation about taking on a role. Oscar winner Brie Larson recently spoke to Porter Magazine (via W Magazine) about her own reservations when it came to taking on the lead role in Captain Marvel.
“I spent months thinking about whether or not I was going to do the film, and I realized that it was a chance to tell a story on the largest scale possible,” she said of the 2019 installment in Marvel’s Avengers franchise. “I know it is going to make me lose some of the things I love most about my life, but I think it’s worth it.”
Larson is hardly an indie actor that no one has heard of before now, she’s an Oscar winner, but things tend to get to a whole new level when Marvel gets involved. That sense of privacy is something Larson seems to realize that she’s going to have to give up but she also seems to understand how important this role is as well. Perhaps Evans can offer her some tips on how to deal with this much larger spotlight she is about to take on.
Captain Marvel, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, will also star Samuel L. Jackson. The film is set for release on March 8th, 2019.