Award-winning actress Brie Larson got a lot of hate for her role as the titular ‘Captain Marvel’. So, her revelations about almost saying no to the high-profile role become much more interesting.
The 29-year-old actress dropped the truth bomb in an interview with Buzzfeed where she answered questions while playing with puppies.
Asked whether she felt any kind of hesitation about accepting the role of Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, Larson answered that she was initially hesitant because of her fears about how the marketing for the film would turn out.
As an admitted introvert, the ‘Room’ star said that having to see her face plastered everywhere from physical billboards to digital content was a haunting thought for her.
However, she clarified that she had no issues with the role itself, especially with what the character represented. In the end, it seems like it was the process of being a big movie star that was unusual for her. After all, she was used to being an indie darling before taking on the giant role starring in a big-budget movie.
Accepting It All
In the end, though, Larson said that she is still happy with her decision of playing the character despite her hesitation at first. She probably had more trouble dealing with the harsh criticisms from avid Marvel comic book fans who have plenty to say.
From the decision to make Captain Marvel into a woman to judging Larson’s acting, fans didn’t mince words. Hopefully, Larson isn’t completely deterred by these comments.
Besides, the film still received massive support from viewers worldwide. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie actually earned a whopping $1.1 billion since it premiered last March. It currently ranks sixth on the list of the top-earning MCU films when it comes to domestic gross. No wonder, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has announced that the film would be getting a sequel. A release date for it hasn’t been announced yet. Though, it might be safe to assume that fans won’t be seeing the sequel until at least 2022.
Marvel’s Recruitment Technique
While Larson didn’t really bring up the issue of money during the Buzzfeed interview, it’s worth noting that Marvel Studios compensates its actors really well. Just looking at the hefty paychecks that the MCU main actors have received over the years is proof of this. For one, ‘Iron Man’ actor Robert Downey Jr. reportedly got paid at least $75 million to appear in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Meanwhile, Larson received about $5 million for her role. That may seem small compared to RDJ’s but it’s still way more than the $500,000 he received for his first Marvel movie back in 2008.