"I guess the truth is, for me, no matter what recognition I get, I think I am always going to question myself." - Brie Larson
"There were many times that I would go into auditions and a casting director would say, ‘It’s really great. Really love what you’re doing, but we’d love you to come back with a jean miniskirt and high heels." - Brie Larson
The pair spoke about the complexity of the character-driven film and the challenge of ensuring the audience would stay engaged with a film that almost entirely takes place within one room.
Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time
Take a look at The Hollywood Reporter's great new actress roundtable interview featuring Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol, Truth), Helen Mirren (Trumbo, Woman in Gold), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jane Fonda (Youth), Brie Larson (Room) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).
Larson felt it was important to show the gritty reality of Ma, even in her wardrobe.
"I thought my path was going to be as a writer, but I'm pretty happy doing it as an actor." - Jake Johnson
Trainwreck: Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic.
For a few years Brie Larson was one of those “I know that actress!” people. In other words, the type of actress who you recognize from many different projects like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Rampart, but don’t yet know her name. That has certainly changed in the past two years, and Larson is becoming known for being a versatile film and television actress. In an interview with Vulture to promote The Gambler, she spoke about what she’s grateful for now that she’s a go-to actress for leading roles. When asked her career has changed since appearing in critically ... Read more
The Gambler: Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in ... Read more
Brie Larson, a 23-year-old who’s quickly being considered a rising star, has already built up an impressive career with roles in The United States of Tara and 21 Jump Street. But before her leading role in the new indie, Short Term 12, Larson wasn’t exactly seeking out top billing. “I was actively avoiding it. I guess, now that I think about it more, I wasn’t ready to do it,” she said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I didn’t recognize myself as someone who was worthy of being observed for that long.” But she changed her mind when she ... Read more
Brie Larson is an actress on a hot streak in Hollywood. The 23-year-old has grown from a child star on Raising Dad to an artist who is hitting the indie film scene hard. She talked to the NY Times about weathering through the kid actor years without a scandal and how role models are a crucial part of the entertainment industry. Larson shared with the periodical how she avoided the typical tabloid fare of many teen actors. She said, “It’s really, really easy to not be part of any of it. I’ve never been to a Hollywood party [where] there’s ... Read more
In Theaters: October 18th
In theaters: September 9th, 2011