After finding out the difficulty in her career in part 1, let’s look at the improvement of Brie Larson via her characters then and now!
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Tanner Hall (2009)
At the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2010, Brie Larson played a young adult in the play Our Town directed by Nicholas Martin.
She then appeared in the comedy Greenberg by Chris Baumbach, and Scott Pilgrim vs the World by Edgar Wright. A journalist from Slant magazine identified that these films helped Brie to elevate her position in the film industry.
In 2011, she played the role of a daughter of a corrupt police officer (by Woody Harrelson) in the TV drama Rampart.
A year later, Brie became more involved in film-making activities by co-writing and directing the short film The Arm with Jessie Enni and Sarah Ramos. The film, about the expectations set by society in the near future, won a special award at the Sundance Film Festival.
21 Jump Street (2012)
Later, she played the role of a high school student Molly in 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Dana Stevens from Slate magazine called Brie Larson as a key element of the movie. He added that she had brought her real self into the screen.
With a turnover of more than two hundred million dollars worldwide, 21 Jump Street was the most successful movie of Brie Larson at that time.
Then the actress collaborated with Dustin Bowser in 2011 to continue writing and directing a short film Weighting. The content revolved around strained relationships.
Short Term 12 (2013)
TV series Short Term 12 marked her first lead role in her career. It was also a breakthrough on the acting path of this multi-talented actress.
She played the role of Grace, a supervisor had the responsibility of taking care of disadvantaged teenagers. Brie Lason’s participation in the film was widely welcomed.
Manohla Dargis from New York Times magazine commented that her role was wonderful and completely convincing. Brie had built an explosive performance for the character. She made Grace strong but full of suffering and spoiled. But Grace actually was a compassionate girl.
Jenny McCartney of The Daily Telegraph also predicted that the role would become a milestone marking her outstanding career later. In fact, Brie Larson had received numerous nominations for categories such as the Best Leading Actress, the Breaking Actress of international film critic associations.
The actress’s troubled professional acting path took a brighter direction in 2015 with the main role in the movie Room adapted from the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue.
She played the role of Ma, a woman who was imprisoned. She was a mother of the raped child. This was a heavy role both physically and mentally for her. Brie Lason had invested in her role enthusiastically.
Brie had isolated herself for a month in her apartment. She also interacted with psychologists on sexual abuse and studied the nutritional deficiencies that detainees would suffer.
All her efforts were paid off when Room received countless compliments and applause, especially for Brie and her co-star Tremblay.
Kenneth Turan from Los Angeles Times magazine called her performance astonishing. The realistic and natural circumstances Brie gave to the character of Ma honestly reflected from the beginning to the end. The performance was full of emotions as expected of everyone.
As a result, she won prestigious awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the Golden Globe, and BAFTA in the same category.
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
In 2017, the actress co-starred with stars Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson in the second part of the series in the movie universe MonsterVerse with the name Kong: Skull Island.
The movie was filmed in Vietnam and became a blockbuster when it earned nearly six hundred million dollars worldwide.
Unicorn Store (2019)
The Toronto International Film Festival 2017 marked the release of director Brie Larson’s first feature film, Unicorn Store, where she also starred. It was shown on Netflix in 2019.
Captain Marvel (2019)
After a year of absence from the screen, Brie returned to the role of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel of the MCU.
Về những khó khăn khi chuẩn bị cho vai diễn, cô đã phải tham gia khóa huấn luyện judo, đấm bốc, đấu vật trong chín tháng và tiếp xúc với nhân viên phục vụ tại căn cứ không quân Nellis.
Regarding the difficulties in preparing for the role, she had to attend judo training, boxing, wrestling for nine months, and contacted the service staff at Nellis Air Force Base.
The actress reprised her role in the Avengers: End Game, the movie was filmed before Captain Marvel. It gained three billion dollars and was released worldwide. Avenger: End Game was ranked as the highest-grossing movie of all time.
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