Brie Larson is excited to finally talk about The Marvels, Lessons in Chemistry – The Hollywood Reporter

Brie Larson was overjoyed to finally be able to talk about her latest acting projects since the SAG-AFTRA strike officially ended.

The actress made an appearance on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonwhere she had a lot to say The wonders as well as her Apple TV+ series Chemistry lessons. Before the union reached a tentative agreement with studios and streamers on Wednesday, the stars couldn’t talk about failed projects.

As for her return as Captain Marvel The wonderswhich is currently in theaters, Larson said, “I’m back and I brought some friends with me this time.” In the film, Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, intertwines her powers with those of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and force them to work together to save the universe.

“Being a superhero is like a weird, specific job,” Larson told Fallon. “Who else is going to say, ‘And make sure you have extra zippers so you can go to the bathroom.’ … They’re just very strange things.”

The role required her to learn all new skills and spend a lot of time being strapped down. Therefore, she warned “anyone out there who is thinking about becoming a superhero, or if you are a superhero and suddenly you can fly, you need to know that it puts an eternal constraint on everything you do after that.”

Fallon also noted that the Oscar-winning actress was first The wonders Actor congratulates Vellani on her role as Ms. Marvel in the film. “I was very lucky because it was the first time I played Captain Marvel avenger, and so I had Scarlett Johansson as the first person to greet me, and I got to be there with everyone,” Larson replied. “It was just invaluable that they not only welcomed me, but also just said, ‘You got this,’ and answered all my questions. That’s why I always make it clear when I read that someone is a superhero.”

Larson also has a special relationship with another co-star: Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury. She called him her “best friend” and “soulmate” and said they had filmed several films together and were “planning their next five.”

“Yeah, he’s just my favorite, [and] I’m his second favorite,” she jokes. “Treasure The wonders, There was a moment when we were working together and they said, “Can you do another take?” and he was like, “Of course, of course, anything for my second favorite co-star.” And I was like, “What do you mean you?” What are you talking about? Who is your first?’ And he said, ‘Me!’ I mean, I can’t fight that.”

At the beginning of the episode, Larson also talked about it Chemistry lessons, a series based on a novel by Bonnie Garmus that premiered on Apple TV+ on October 13th. Set in the 1950s, the series follows a woman, Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of becoming a scientist is questioned by a society that believes women belong in the domestic sphere. But she takes a job on a TV cooking show with the goal of teaching a nation of neglected housewives much more than just recipes.

“It was presented to me about two years before the book was published. “It’s a fantastic book,” the actress said of the project. “And it took about that long to get it off the ground, but yeah, they asked me to be a producer, which was just great because it helps me… like playing someone like Elizabeth , which is just like that. “I have a rich character, it’s nice to help build her world and be there from the beginning.”

Larson added: “To be completely honest, I’ve been acting since I was seven and I’ve never really known what a producer does…actually they do a lot.” Let me tell you, I’ve learned that it’s hard .”

Overall, Larson said she was just “happy to finally” be able to express her appreciation for all the cast and crew members who worked on it Chemistry lessons.

Earlier Friday, Larson also showed up unannounced at a movie theater in New York City to surprise and celebrate fans The wonders’ official opening.

Brie Larson attends “The Marvels” Cinema Pop-In on November 10, 2023 in New York City

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