It seems just yesteday, Brie Larson was acting on Community as Abed’s short-lived girlfriend, Rachel. Now, the Oscar-winning actress is making the press rounds to promote her newest film, Kong: Skull Island. In talking with Collider conversation turned, as it tends to do in my house, to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After being asked about portraying a strong female character in Kong, Larson was asked how that strength would carry over into the role of Carol Danvers. Her response:
For me, I believe that just seeing women be strong and tough is not answering the question of what a female hero looks like. Women have their own set of skills that are worth exploring and seeing on screen. I feel like it’s too easy to just say, “We’ll just change the name of this male character to a female, but have her do all the same things that a male does.” I don’t believe in that. I think there’s something else. I think there’s more to women than that. Mason (in Kong: Skull Island) is a great example of that, and Captain Marvel will be another great example of that and of exploring deeper how women lead and how that is different and unique.
I’m excited to see what she brings to the role when she steps into the Captain’s chair, presumably with Infinity War?
Kong hits theaters this weekend, March 10, while Infinity War comes at us May 4, 2018, with Larson’s solo spin as Cap Marv a ways off still on March 8, 2019.