Say what you will about Brie Larson, many have and continue to, but it’s sort of refreshing to see her in more of a normal atmosphere, working out getting ready to play Captain Marvel one more time.
In a recently posted Twitter video, Brie Larson can be seen cranking out one-handed push-ups at the behest of her trainer. To the pumping beat in the background, Larson reeled off three one-armed pushups ending with a little Larson cheer at her accomplishment. Check it out below.
While three one-armed pushups may not seem like that impressive of a deal, we say, try it yourselves, keyboard warriors.
Brie Larson was not done. Trying to fill out her Captain Marvel costume, as she does her yoga workout pants, takes work, and Larson, with the egging on of her trainer, looks ready for the challenge. Larson took to the pull-up bar to also show her upper body strength could handle some pull-ups. This would also be of the one-armed variety. Check it out here on Larson’s Instagram.
Okay, to some of you three one-armed pullups aren’t that impressive and to that we say jump on up and give it a whirl, couch potatoes.
The Sacramento, California-born actress has been in a love/hate relationship with audiences since taking on the highly publicized role of Captain Marvel. Before that time, Larson hadn’t made any waves until her 2015 performance in the feature Room, a performance that won her an Academy Award.
Until then, Larson had seen time in movies such as Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street, Don Jon, The Gambler, and Trainwreck. But in all these movies, she never led. With Room, Larson took the lead and ran with it. She played Ma who, with her young son, is held captive for seven long years in a small, enclosed space. Ma dedicates herself to making her son’s life as happy as possible, given their circumstance. When they finally break free, they are faced with something possibly more frightening than being trapped – the world outside.
Brie Larson’s success with Room took her to bigger things and by big, we are talking very big. King Kong big. Larson got the lead in the 2017 adventure film Kong: Skull Island and had a blast with it. Fans were still on board with Larson as she fought with Kong and brought in over half a billion at the box office. Then Marvel came a calling and the detractors followed. Amazingly enough, Larson led the way.
Brie Larson turned down Marvel twice when they asked her to take on the role of Captain Marvel. As she recalls, she was on the set of Kong: Skull Island when the first call came from her managers informing her that Marvel wanted her to play Captain Marvel. It was an immediate pass for Larson as she said via Cinemablend. “I was like, ‘Oh I can’t do that, I have too much anxiety. That’s too much for me, I don’t think I can handle that,’ and I was like, ‘So tell them no.’” Her team did inform Marvel that Larson was going to pass on the film.
Obviously, Marvel President Kevin Feige couldn’t find what he was looking for in Captain Marvel, so back to Brie Larson he went. Larson’s team rung her up again a couple of months later with another plea from Marvel. “I think a couple months later they were like, ‘Hey [Marvel] called again, are you sure?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m too much of an introvert. That’s way too much of a think for me.’ It was beyond my comprehension. Like, no.”
Regardless of how one chooses to look at the hiring, Feige and Marvel, financially speaking, were correct in waiting out Brie Larson. Appearing for the first time as the superhero in the 2019 film Captain Marvel, Disney spent between $150-175 million on the film only to see a hefty return of over $1.1 billion. Not bad for someone who turned Marvel down twice.
Brie Larson would again appear as Captain Marvel in Avengers: Endgame and is now set to appear for the third time in The Marvels, which will not only have Larson’s Carol Danvers but also bring back Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and introduce fans to Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel. No wonder Larson is working out so hard. She can’t let these newcomers outshine her.