After the SAG-AFTRA strike officially ended, Brie Larson was ecstatic to be able to discuss her most recent acting roles. The actress spoke extensively about The Marvels and her Apple TV+ series Lessons in Chemistry when she appeared on Friday’s broadcast of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Stars were prohibited from discussing any projects they were involved in until the union tentatively reached an agreement with studios and streamers on Wednesday.
As for her return as Captain Marvel in The Marvels, which is currently playing in theaters, Larson said, “I’m back, and I brought some friends this time.” In the film, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), forcing them to work together to save the universe.
Fallon added that Vellani was congratulated by the Oscar-winning actress, who was the first cast member of The Marvels to do so, for securing the role of Ms. Marvel in the movie. In response, Larson remarked, “I felt really lucky because the first time I played Captain Marvel was on Avengers, and I got to be there with all of them.” Scarlett Johansson was the first to greet me. It was therefore really helpful to have them not only let me in but also say, “You got this,” and respond to all of my inquiries. I merely point this out whenever I read about someone becoming a superhero.
Larson also has a special relationship with another co-star: Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury. She called him her “bestie” and “soulmate,” and said they’ve done several movies together and “are planning their next five.”
Lessons in Chemistry, a television series based on a novel by Bonnie Garmus, was another topic Larson covered earlier in the show. It debuted on Apple TV+ on October 13. The show, which is set in the 1950s, centres on Elizabeth Zott, a woman whose ambition to become a scientist is thwarted by a culture that views women as belonging in the home. She does, however, take a position on a TV cooking show with the intention of teaching a country of underappreciated housewives much more than just recipes.
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