I know she probably doesn’t much care for all this extra attention, but this I just have to do. Because, quite simply Ms Larson, you are Marvel-ous. Born in Sacramento, California in 1989 as Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, she has driven herself to great success, with a foot in music as well as movies. She started studying drama at the ripe age of 6, going on to become the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. When she was 13, she landed her first record deal with Universal. Her first release came shortly thereafter, followed by a nationwide tour. My introduction to Brie Larson the actress came with the powerfully emotional indie drama Short Term 12 and within the span of those 90 brutally honest minutes I became a massive fan.
With the upcoming and highly anticipated MCU début of the one and only Carol Danvers, a.k.a Captain Marvel this March, starring Brie Larson in the title role (arguably her highest-profile role to date), I thought the timing was just perfect to dust off the shelves of this neglected little nook of Thomas J and do another new Actor Profile. (Check the submenus up top to find the other profiles I ran in years past, James Franco, John C. Reilly and Paul Giamatti!)
As has been the case in the past, the end game (wink) here is to bring more attention to the talent and personality of an actor/actress I really just can’t get enough of, and share the things I have loved about their work with others. The format goes a little something like this:
- one role highlighted per month, beginning THIS MONTH!
- an emphasis, if possible, on leading roles unless supporting role is a significant one (no restrictions per se on how much screen time they have, but, ideally, it’s more than 2 minutes!)
- movies discussed will be (again, ideally) ones I have already seen, however additional research may be required to make the feature endure as much of the year as possible (I have currently about 8 roles I am pretty familiar with, with as many as 4 I need to get up to speed on)
- posted at or around the end of each month (I am not yet sure what this means for upcoming 30 for 30 film reviews . . . I’ll improvise. Maybe)
- uh, that’s it. I think