Brie Larson: Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence ‘saved my life’
Friends would always be a shoulder to rely on when problems arise. In Brie Larson’s stormy voyage to Hollywood, the presence of actresses Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence helped her recover from life’s misery.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the “Free Fire” star revealed that during the time she felt lonely while promoting her 2015 drama film “Room,” Stone and Lawrence were the first people to comfort her.
“I felt lonely and bad sometimes,” she said. “I was embarrassed to keep talking about myself.”
Larson added, “Emma wrote this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw ‘Room,’ and we started talking.” That simple conversation became a group support chat, which included actress Lena Dunham and comedienne Amy Schumer.
Larson, 27, explained to the magazine, “That [group conversation] saved my life. I was able to talk with them about everything that was going on in my life, and it was with people who had been through it before and are also hilarious. That support and acceptance was everything. I was home-schooled, so I didn’t have friends that had the same interests as me, and I found it to be absolutely incredible.”
When Stone won an Oscar for her groundbreaking role in “La La Land,” Larson penned a heartfelt Instagram tribute about her cherished friendship with Stone. “You know what’s better than winning? Watching your friends win,” the caption read.
It was the support group of Lawrence and Stone that encouraged her to land the titular role for “Captain Marvel,” the first woman to top-bill a Marvel movie.
“It took me a really long time,” Larson remembered. “I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.” Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra
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