Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Brie Larson. Check it out!
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She starred in one of Disney Channel’s most watched original movies, Right on Track (2003), as well as the WB’s Raising Dad (2001) and MGM’s teen comedy Sleepover (2004) – all before graduating from middle school.
Interesting Facts about Brie Larson
- Is good friends with Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Amy Schumer.
- Screen-tested for the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys (2015), but didn’t get the role because the casting director said they didn’t think she could carry a gun; they didn’t ask her to hold a gun during the audition.
- Is one of 14 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo’Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014).
- Auditioned for the role Cindy Paulson in The Frozen Ground (2013). She overacted her audition scene to the point that she scared the casting director.
- She is a huge fan of Star Wars, so much that she wishes to appear somewhere in the franchise.
- Attended the March 2017 ceremony for her Kong: Skull Island (2017) co-star John Goodman when he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, alongside Jeff Bridges and Tom Hiddleston.
- Doesn’t like auditioning for horror movies because you have to mime and react a lot.
- Auditioned for two Disney Channel Original Movies: Brink! (1998) and Smart House (1999). In both instances, she lost to the same actress, Katie Volding.
- Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
- Maternal great granddaughter of James (1911-1949) and Elva (née Larson) Hunt (1915-1997). Both were born and raised in the state of Utah.
- First job was performing in sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992). Soon after, was cast in the television series, Schimmel (2000), which was announced in 2000 but never aired, since right before filming, Robert Schimmel was diagnosed with cancer. After being “on hold” for six months, Fox canceled the show.
- Got beat out twice, by actress Katie Volding for the roles of Katie Brinker in Brink! (1998) and Angie in Smart House (1999).
Personal Quotes by Brie Larson
It takes a lot of time and a lot of energy and a lot of focus and dedication to do a film, and it’s just not worth it if you’re going to be miserable for even a day.- Brie Larson
We have to choose every day to be active participants. To wake up in the morning and choose this life and make something of it is an incredible thing. Not many living creatures have that option. We have so many opportunities and options – it’s a huge burden, but it’s also the most freeing part of our lives.- Brie Larson
I just really like learning. I have to keep using my brain; otherwise, I get depressed.- Brie Larson
I didn’t go to prom – I was homeschooled.- Brie Larson
I’m just getting my sea legs. The first time you make them laugh, you’re like, ‘Oh my God – that just happened.’ Then you’re like, ‘I made them laugh. I’ve earned this.’- Brie Larson