While listing off various roles which she auditioned for but failed to land, actress Brie Larson revealed that she initially turned down Marvel’s offer to portray Carol Danvers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.’

Larson discussed these events in a new video upload to her YouTube channel titled AUDITION STORYTIME! (pt. 2):

 

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In the video, Larson revealed that she turned Marvel down because, as a self-confessed “introvert”, it was “too much” for her to handle:

“Oh, I can’t do that. I have too much anxiety. That’s too much for me. I don’t think I could handle that,”  Larson explained. “I’m too much of an introvert. That’s way too big of a thing for me. It was beyond my comprehension.”

Larson eventually agreed to meet with Marvel and was “very moved by what they were trying to achieve, with what they were talking about,” particularly because “it felt very progressive.”

Brie Larson Reveals Her List of Failed Auditions And That She Initially Turned Down Captain Marvel!

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The actress was “very surprised by the way that they were talking about feminism and the way they were handling it,” particularly after she learned that the production staff would be composed of a number of women creatives. “They were like all female writers. Female director. Going to have as many female voices in this as possible.”

However, before landing her role as the Human/Kree hybrid, Larson was passed over for roles in numerous films.

Brie Larson Reveals Her List of Failed Auditions And That She Initially Turned Down Captain Marvel!

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She also opened up about how between 2008 and 2009 she auditioned, but was ultimately passed on, for roles in multiple films.

According to Larson, quoted in order from her video, these films included:

  • Sucker Punch
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Mars Needs Moms
  • Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
  • Angels in Stardust
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • The Book of Eli
  • Untitled Nancy Meyers Project
  • Get Him to the Greek
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Descendants
  • Thor
  • Avatar
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Legion
  • The House on the Left
  • Untitled Wayans Brothers Project
  • Drive Angry
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Brie Larson Reveals Her List of Failed Auditions And That She Initially Turned Down Captain Marvel!

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Larson then listed some potentially career-defining films she came close to landing roles in, but did not receive:

  • Juno
  • Thirteen
  • Brink
  • Smart House
  • Tomorrowland
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Into the Woods
  • Youth in Revolt
  • Peter Pan
  • Halt and Catch Fire
  • The Big Bang Theory

Despite these rejections leading to “a lot of heartbreak, folks,” Larson reassured her fans that, “Here I am, still standing.”

Would you liked to have seen Larson in any of these roles? Should Marvel have pursued Larson for Captain Marvel so vigorously? Let us know on social media or in the comments down below!

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