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    Brie Larson Thought She Looked Like A Disneyland Character When She Put On Captain Marvel's Suit For The First Time

    Brie talked about Captain Marvel, female role models, and what everyone misses from the '90s: HitClips.

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    With the excitement of Captain Marvel hitting theaters today, we sat down with Brie Larson — Carol Danvers HERSELF — and asked her YOUR fan questions while she played with adorable puppies...


    ...And honestly, this interview would warm even Thanos' heart:

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    1. When you were offered the role of Captain Marvel, did you have any hesitations before accepting the offer or was it an immediate yes?


    Brie Larson: I did have hesitations because I didn't know that I would do interviews with puppies... I didn't know that was a part of the contract [laughs].

    The idea of my face being places and dealing with the fame stuff was not super appealing to me because I am an introvert. So, I needed to take a little bit of time to see if I could handle the leadership position of this part. I didn't have any issue with the character, the movie, or what they were trying to do with it. In fact, I was really excited about it, which is why it was kind of a difficult decision, but I'm really glad I did it. It feels like a giant win for introverts everywhere.

    2. How did it feel to put on the Captain Marvel suit for the first time?


    BL: It was just a very simple moment. I was in a wardrobe fitting and I didn't even know it was happening! I had tried on various pieces of the costume — you kind of do a fitting for the boots, fitting for pants, fitting for the top, fitting for the helmet — and so I didn't know I was finally going to put it on for the first time. It takes a couple of people to put it all on and I was talking and wasn't paying attention, and suddenly I looked in the mirror and was like, "Oh my gosh. I look like a Disneyland character."

    Then I was just really concerned about going to the bathroom. I'm also a woman, so I have a menstruation and that was also scary to me. I was like, "What do I do?! How do superheroes do this?!" They were super awesome and had tons of extra zippers and ways that I can get out of it. It still takes 30 minutes to get out of it to go to the bathroom but it's fine.

    3. How did the role of Carol Danvers impact your life? And how do you want her to impact the lives of those who see Captain Marvel?


    BL: I mean just deciding to take on the role meant that I was going outside my comfort zone and gonna push myself to do things that I never thought I could do. Whether I was deadlifting or learning martial arts, those were all very new for me. How it impacts people? I don't really know, I don't really feel like it's up to me. I know that Carol taught me a lot so I hope that comes through in the movie and maybe it will matter to other people.

    4. What was the most intense stunt you had to do while filming Captain Marvel?


    BL: There are a couple of things, for different reasons, that were intense. There's a ropes course scene in the movie and we did that 50 feet up in the air on wires. I had to learn how to do these flip-around wire-kick things — that was pretty cool and new! The thing where I'm hanging on the side of a train and I sort of pull myself up and go into a shoulder roll and then blast. Oh! Also, when I'm in the mind-frack sequence when I'm hanging upside down — so I'm hanging by my ankles and I have to use my abs to lift myself up, break the restraints, and then flip around and land — that took a solid weekend to learn how to get right.


    5. Since Captain Marvel is set in the '90s, what’s one thing from the decade you’d want to bring back?


    BL: I was really into butterfly clips. I also keep thinking about HitClips. I don't know if anybody else remembers those but they were like, 60-second little microchips that you could buy at McDonald's that played 'NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. I don't know why I so badly want those to come back since they're really not practicable, but I like it!

    6. Who were your female role models growing up?


    BL: My real-life role model was my mom, for sure. I loved the Spice Girls, I loved Sailor Moon! I'd come home from school just to try not to miss a second of Sailor Moon. I did read Wonder Woman comics growing up, so maybe some of that?

    7. From all your past movie characters, who are you most similar to?


    BL: At this point of my life, I'm probably the most like Carol than anything. But it's also just because she's such an empowering role, whereas I feel like most of the things I did before were more dramatic. So, when those movies were done, I was like I can kind of leave that experience behind.

    After playing Carol for close to a year, basically, once it was all said and done, I just dig her vibe. I feel like a lot of the way that she views the world, in particular how she owns and views herself, I think is empowering and helpful to me. I've just decided to be more a little bit more like her.

    8. If you could have any of Captain Marvel’s powers, which one would it be?


    BL: The Photon Blaster is super cool but the more I think about it, the more I feel like flying is probably the most practical application I can use for my life.

    9. Would you ever cut your hair to match Carol’s iconic short haircut from the comics in a future MCU movie?


    BL: Yeah! I mean, I don't need to cut it for a movie. I've had my hair that short before. I've kind of been thinking about it, to be honest, because it's less work.

    10. What can you tease about Captain Marvel’s role in Avengers: End Game?


    BL: I can tell you nothing! Absolutely nothing!

    Can't get enough of Brie? Make sure to catch her in Captain Marvel, now playing in theaters!


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