Even though Larson won’t be seen as Captain Marvel for a while, since the hero movie isn’t set to hit theaters until 2019, she’s already getting into character.
While promoting her newest film, Kong: Skull Island, Larson told IGN what it means to plays such a heroic female and someone that has been a role model to other girls.
“I find it’s really hard for me to condense what she means to me. I was once a young girl and I was confused by what a hero was and what I wanted to be when I grow up and what was important to me,” Larson told IGN about her powerful character.
The gravity of what Captain Marvel represents to young girls is definitely in the back of her mind as she gets ready to fill that role.
“And so, I think it’s so complicated growing up and to attempt to become a symbol of truth and navigating through all the weird questions of growing up feels so, I’m getting emotional just talking about this, it feels so important to me,” she explained.
Larson added that the character’s ability to bridge between two worlds makes her so empowering.
“When it comes to her, I mean just the fact that she can be a bridge between two worlds, that she can go between Earth and space and that her own personal place is in this little area between where Earth ends and space begins and that’s only hers is so moving to me. I’m just inspired,” she added.
Since Larson is taking the role seriously, it just makes us that much more excited to see her take on that superhero persona on the big screen.
Captain Marvel is set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.