Brie Larson’s big splurge this year was new underwear: ‘To me, that’s a luxury item’

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Brie Larson is probably going to win the Best Actress Oscar this year. It’s not a sure thing, but it’s looking more and more likely. And I think most people are fine with it. She’s waged a quietly effective Oscar campaign, she hasn’t been in-our-faces for months, she’s never acted entitled or smug. She’s well-liked and well-regarded within the industry, and no one has anything bad to say about her. She’s not scandalous or controversial, but she’s not really quotable either. That’s by design, or at least that’s what she says in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Brie does not want to be known for her personal life. She even asks THR to not mention her boyfriend (Alex Greenwald), what she eats, what parts she didn’t get, where she lives and more. You can read Brie’s THR cover story here. Some highlights:

Her life is similar to ‘Room’: “I can’t help but trip out about how similar my life is to Room. It’s me wanting to stay in my own little bubble and remain anonymous and invisible and at the same time needing to step up to this hand that I’ve been given.”

She’s splurged on underwear this year:
“To me, that’s a luxury item. I took photos of the bag.”

Being nominated for an Oscar: “Every single step of this last year has been a completely new experience and one that is totally outside of my comfort zone. I keep asking myself: How will my life be different? I have no idea. In this industry, where things change so quickly, I’ve found that having no expectations is the happiest way to go.”

Why she doesn’t talk about personal stuff: “Each step of the way I’m learning. When I leave an interview I learn whether I feel, oh, that was nice, or that made me feel like a little piece of me was taken. It’s a line that is always on the edge of being crossed, and once you cross it, what’s next?”

The audition process: “I had this anger about having to show up to auditions in heels and a miniskirt, and then I heard guys saying, ‘Well, we have to take our shirts off.’ Touche. I didn’t have to do that. I had no idea… The script would call for ‘the punk girl,’ or whatever these ridiculous clichés were, but I had never met anybody like these two-dimensional characters. The smallest fraction of a thing gets you cut, and if you have any sort of sense, you realize how impossible the situation is. Sometimes after getting knocked down a million times you think, ‘Oh my God, I’m done.’ ”

On Jennifer Lawrence: “I met Jen seven years ago at a photo shoot. We bonded over the craft service table; we were the only ones eating the doughnuts.”

On fame: “I don’t know if I’m ready for it, but I don’t want to turn away from it either. When you go out and people start taking photos of you on their iPhones, it feels really scary and awkward, so it’s easy to say, ‘I’m going to stay in, watch movies on Netflix and get my food delivered.’ But I’ve spent a lot of my life doing that, and it’s not better.”

[From THR]

See? I can’t say anything bad about her either. She seems like a real person. She seems like a woman who has spent the last 20 years trying to be a working actress, dreaming of the day when she would be able to score the big roles, and now that she’s there, she’s sort of overwhelmed but trying to deal with it as best she can. I think that’s why she’ll win the Oscar this year: people want to root for her.

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Photos courtesy of THR.

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  1. zan says:

    … who is she? Am I the only to not know her..?

    • Eggland's worst says:

      The only role I know her from is Molly from 21 Jump Street. Unless that someone else.

      • perplexed says:

        That’s who I thought it was. I don’t remember being blown away by any kind of compelling presence in her in 21 Jump Street though. So I’m a little surprised her success.

        Has she really been working for 20 years? I thought she was only 27 or so.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        She worked as a child.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      The frontrunner for best actress this year . She acts in Room .She was Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainweck

    • jammypants says:

      Watch Room, come back, and comment.

      • Armenthrowup says:

        ^^THIS^^ Room was incredible and she was astonishing in it.

      • Nives says:

        @Armentrowup
        The kid was better

      • lucy2 says:

        I saw it this weekend, and I too thought she was amazing in it.
        I remember an interview a while back where she did not come off well at all, but it sounds like she’s grown up a bit, and I like how protective she is trying to be of her private life.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Watch Short Term 12 on Netflix and then watch Room. She deserves the Oscar.

        I like her. She’s mature, thoughtful and funny. She’s a rarity in Hollyweird. I’ve enjoyed following her on Twitter and Instagram. She’s quite the hipster.

      • Sean says:

        She deserved the Oscar for Short Term 12. She will win for Room.

      • AJ says:

        Agreed, she is incredible in Room (they kid is too). You would never believe that she’s not a mother irl.

    • Cee says:

      I loved her in United States of Tara. She’s worked a lot but is only now gaining more face recognition. I also liked her in Don Jon and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

      • Luce says:

        I LOVED United States of Tara!! I so wish Netflix would bring that series back, but I’m a Toni Collete fangirl forevah!

    • BeBea says:

      She was also in a movie called Short Term 12, I had to watch it in film class. Loved it. my teacher correctly predicted her nominations, he also thought that Creed would get a lot of awards.

      • manta says:

        I haven’t seen Room, but had the opportunity to watch Short term 12 a couple of years ago. She really made an impression and I was sure we would hear from her .
        Glad the spotlight is on her.

    • Snowflake says:

      I don’t know her either.

    • Nerdista says:

      Idk she’s been around showbiz since she’s a kid. she’s had a nose job so it’s not like she’s been impoverished. New underwear seems like a faux humility play.

    • mp says:

      Another one who enjoyed her in the United States of Tara with Toni Collette.

  2. Ugh says:

    “I met [Jennifer Lawrence] seven years ago at a photo shoot. We bonded over the craft service table; we were the only ones eating the doughnuts.”

    Not another one.

  3. Tiffany says:

    The thing about her is that with her roles, she was always on the cusp of greatness so this streak is not surprising.

    So, is JLaw going to be the equivalent of Swifty and every celebrity is going to be asked about her.

    • QQ says:

      THISSSS she always have this warmth going on, I couldn’t deal with that book well, like the kid in Room gave me the EWWWS and for that reason I can’t say i’m running to watch the movie but I hope she does well

  4. jugil1 says:

    I thought she was phenomenal in “Room”. She deserves all the accolades she is getting.

  5. Lucy says:

    Talented, relatable, yet mysterious and actually seems uninterested in the attention. I’m Team Saoirse, but I wouldn’t be unhappy if Brie won instead.

    • Timbuktu says:

      I like Saoirse as an actress, but found her rather dull as a person in the one interview I saw.

      • lucy2 says:

        I think she’s a bit reserved – which probably isn’t a bad thing for someone who grew up in the industry and is transitioning (very well) into adult roles. She did a lengthy podcast interview a while back and I thought she seemed really lovely, but definitely not an over-sharer.

        I’d be happy for her to win, I loved her in Brooklyn, but after seeing Room, I think I’d vote for Brie.

      • Anne tommy says:

        I saw Room today, Brie was great and the young Mr Tremblay fantastic. It’s a very different performance from Saoirse’s, at opposite ends of the spectrum, with Brie in an extreme situation and Saoirse as a young women in a more ordinary one. I would still root for Saoirse I think, but wouldn’t mind either winning, much preferable to the ever present Cate Blanchette.

  6. Tonka says:

    Im rooting for her. I find her absolutely charming and a pleasure to watch. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders and a healthy perspective on fame.

  7. Allie says:

    Come on. While she doesn’t have millions of dollars rolling in, she has been a steady actress for years. The underwear line made me roll my eyes. Can celebrities stop trying to relate to us? Because it doesn’t work, it just make me not like you.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      It is true.She acts since 1998.She was in Six Chicks also

    • Farhi says:

      Both the underwear and the donuts stories are eye-roll worthy. She is taking a page out of JLaw playbook.
      If she is a serious actress why can’t she act like a serious grown up woman.

      • Jess says:

        Why is there this weird narrative in your mind that all women must be ‘serious’ in order to be considered grown up. Are women supposed to fit one specific mould and just be ‘classy’ or ‘demure’ all the time? Or are they not allowed to be goofy ,fun or playful?

        I’m pretty sure women are allowed to have diverse personalities without having condescending commenters chastising them to “grow up”.

      • Farhi says:

        “Why is there this weird narrative in your mind that all women must be ‘serious’ in order to be considered grown up. ”

        It is what I like and find interesting. I want to talk about more serious and interesting things, not buying underwear. But if you are buying underwear, at least tell us what brand it is and what is special about it. Maybe the designer has an interesting story or approach. Otherwise it is a non-story.

        If somebody likes girls who pretend to eat donuts all the time, sure , their right. But I find it shallow.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        Perhaps she was simply making the point that the most luxurious thing she bought for herself in the past year was underwear. I find that kind of comment refreshing, not shallow.

      • Carolina says:

        You want to talk about serious and interesting things, you bellow in the comments of a gossip page.

      • Jess says:

        @farhi

        You know the exact same comment could made made about yourself correct? There are plenty of women out there who consider celebrity gossip stories to be shallow yet here you are, active in the comment sections of these gossipy stories. We’re not really discussing super ‘serious’ and cerebral topics here.

        Also love the subtle humble bragging going on as well. Your “I want to talk about more serious and interesting things” statement is hilariously eye-roll worthy and cringey tbh.

    • Josefina says:

      97% of working actors around the globe have great economic struggles as their profession is extremely underpaid. The ther 3% live off their family’s wealth or are Hollywood stars. Considering she hasn’t really acted in any big thing, ever… I don’t think she’s making stuff up.

    • Sean says:

      She acts in things where she probably makes no money. Her small role in Trainwreck might have been her biggest payday ever. And I doubt she got more than a $100k for it.

    • Kate says:

      She’s talked about being a minimalist, how consumerism is hurting the environment etc. before.

      I don’t think she was saying buying underwear was a big financial dealfor her, but that buying any luxury items she really doesn’t need is a big deal.

      • Sarah says:

        Agreed. I have my own business and own two properties but haven’t bought new underwear for at least three years. Which is pretty gross, I guess. I am also assuming that if she took photos of the bag, it was underwear from Agent Provocateur or some nonsense. A friend of mine once bought a tank top there that had little garter straps attached, and it was nearly two hundred dollars. I peed a bit and it wasn’t even my bill.

  8. Farhi says:

    She seems boring. Nothing stands out. Boring means interchangeable.
    You can give me the next blond girl and I won’t notice the difference.
    People with true star quality are never boring even if they don’t talk much about themselves.
    But maybe I change my mind when I see her acting.

    • Lambda says:

      She’s a character actress. A phenomenal one. “Star quality’ is an elusive trait, and I agree, she doesn’t have it (whatever that is).

      • ab says:

        I agree, she should go the character actor route. her plain-ness makes her a chameleon, and she’s got the acting chops. I didn’t realize until recently how much of her work I have actually seen already because she’s so different in each role that I just didn’t realize it was her.

  9. Meh says:

    Totally fell in love with Brie when she was playing the daughter in United States of Tara. Such a great role- I always pictured Brie as down to earth and sarcastic as her character was. She’s even more likable here! Team Brie.

  10. Annabelle says:

    I remember her interview with Woodley in the New York Magazine. Larson said
    “I walked here from my hotel,” she said. “Lately, I’ve been getting too much attention with the Met Gala and work going so well that I try to find rejection in my day. I’ll seek out someone on the street or at the farmers’ market and ask for something where I know they’ll say no. No one likes rejection, but it’s real. And I don’t want to lose that feeling.”
    So cringe-worthy

    • Freddy Spaghetti says:

      They were both so insufferable in that New York magazine piece! I’d actually liked Brie a lot till then–what she did with 3-4 lines in Don Jon was amazing–but she and Woodley came across as so desperate to be hipsters that I just wanted to throw them in Brooklyn and say “Stay!”

  11. word says:

    It’s good she has a level head, especially for being a child actor and growing up in the industry. Unfortunately, she will not be able to escape media attention. They will be all into her personal life, the haters will come out. It happens to the best of them (especially females).

  12. Talie says:

    It should go to the legend, Charlotte Rampling. This is quite different from when Jennifer Lawrence beat the old lady. Jennifer was a HUGE star and only getting bigger…that remains to be seen with Brie and it’s unclear if she wants that. Charlotte has influenced so many of these actresses.

    • Viola says:

      I don’t think Larson will be a star. She hasn’t star quality or personality to be one. She’s more like Swank.
      And I agree about Rampling

      • V4Real says:

        Wasn’t Margo Robbie supposed to be the next big thing? I mean she’s a working actress but she didn’t blow up to superstardom as some predicted she would. She just might do that know since she’s starring as Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad.

      • Anthony says:

        @V4Real
        Robbie has more star quality than Larson. Suicide Squad will be big for her

      • lucy2 says:

        Margot is definitely more movie star, and Brie is more actress, if that makes sense. I think they have very different styles and career paths ahead of them, and that’s ok.

      • Nives says:

        I think that you must have a “star quality”, something special that make you a movie star. Larson hasn’t this
        Robbie, for example, has potential to be a movie star (she’s also a great actress).

      • Tarla says:

        @ V4Real
        Margot is gonna be in Suicide Squad and Tarzan . I think she will be bigger.
        Brie will probably end up as a character actress.

      • DahliaDee says:

        I’d say “star quality” is that spark that makes artists shine so bright that people don’t know what they want more: to be them, or be WITH them. That’s why I’m surprised that Tom ” Shoe Lifts” Cruise is a star (never ever liked him), or Johnny “9 Scarves” Depp. Or Nicole “Wax Work” Kidman, or Jennifer “Toilet Humour” Lawrence. All of these people ick me out, for different reasons. Now Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt etc, I get. But not the aforementioned. I also think it’s as much to do with personality as it is looks . Because some of my issues with those listed above are personality, and some are looks. And when the looks start to go, you’d best have a good personality to fall back on (see: Madonna, whom I’ve dubbed “Professional Wreck”, and whose star is definitely fading).

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I don’t think Brie cares as much about being a star than just being able to get good parts and keep working steadily. I suspect she’ll do just fine in the coming years.

    • chelsea says:

      LOLing at “influential”. Charlotte Rampling is incredibly overrated.

      • Holmes says:

        +1000. Have never been able to understand people wetting themselves over her. Also a very nasty personality, from the few interviews I’ve read with her.

  13. Martha says:

    She hasn’t the quality to be a star. She seems more a Swank type

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      What happened to Hillary Swank ? Many characters actresses/actors work much but not her.I know her daddy was sick

      • tealily says:

        She also did that appearance at the Chechnyan president’s birthday party, which she caught a lot of flack for.

      • Sofia says:

        She is one of the examples that comes to my mind about Oscars sometimes being the “kiss of death”. It’s like after the Oscar they can only do Oscar’s worthy sort of films. I actually have an appreciation for actors who are nominated several times (Julianne was one of those until last year) and never win because it tells us that they are consistently good and not just good at a specific role.

      • Farhi says:

        Not sure what happened to Hillary Swank but she actually won 2 Oscars, couldn’t have been just luck.
        But then it looks like she couldn’t get any good parts. Or she didn’t pick good ones.

  14. Timbuktu says:

    She’s so uneventful-looking to me, just like JLaw. Which is actually a trend I like: I enjoy watching actors who are not drop-dead gorgeous, for believability (how many precincts with nothing but tall leggy cops in high heels and with perfect makeup and hair can we have in the US?), interest (I feel like very good-looking actors are easier to remember and harder to forget who they really are when they’re acting) etc. What annoys me, though, is that we then turn around and talk them up like they were amazing beauties. Not that I think we should say “well, she’s average-looking, but so talented”, but maybe move away from the whole narrative of an actress having to be “gorgeous” to be an actress? Emma Thompson has never been a beauty queen, as far as I know, and I adore her as an actress.

    • Max says:

      Jlaw has a star quality that Larson hasn’t

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Brie is more of a character actress and we need those too.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @Max
        I’m really not sure what that means. I strongly dislike JLaw’s acting: she acts cold and wooden in every role of hers I’ve ever seen. Well, ok, sometimes she yells. That’s about it, that’s her range. I can’t understand how someone like that can have the star power. In my book, she’s neither talented nor beautiful enough to be the icon that she has become.

      • xxx says:

        Sorry but never laughed so much. Jennifer had three advantages: a book trilogy, a franchise, first advantage. Comic franchise, marvel, second advantage. And old big fat Weinstein, third advantage. Jennifer Lawrence is so overrated. Hype around her is big as America needed a girl like her. Brie on ther other side can act. She is not talking about sinks and whatever. Please more Brie and less Jennifer. Thanks.

      • jbap says:

        Both Brie and J-Law are tremendous actors, with great range. (Sorry, whenever I see people saying J-Law has no range, I have to roll my eyes – that’s obviously wrong, as a comparison of her roles in Joy and Hustle will show after ten seconds of viewing.) I could see Brie as a star, but I’m not sure she wants it.

      • Jess says:

        @xxx

        Sorry but I’ve never laughed so much at a ridiculous statement. Jennifer’s first break out role was for Winter’s Bone in which she received an oscar nomination for. Where was the book trilogy, comic franchise, marvel and “old big fat” Harvey Weinstein then?

        Also, the Hunger Games wasn’t her first breakout role but it propelled her to stardom because of her acting chops. The general consensus among movie critics when the trilogy was launched is that she made those movies a huge success.

        Gotta love when people make up any excuse to tear Jennifer down regardless of the facts.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @jbap
        I have to roll my eyes at people who roll their eyes at people who criticize JLaw. :-)
        I haven’t seen Joy or Hustle. But I’ve seen the trilogy, and I’ve seen her in Serena, Silver Linings Playbook, and the Burning Plain. All I’ve seen is her look emotionally withdrawn, then yell and scream. I think after 6 movies I’m entitled to that opinion. If I have to see some very specific movies to appreciate her, than maybe she isn’t that talented?

        @Jess
        Hunger Games was a good book that was made into a good movie, I’m sure that has a lot to do with its success, it wasn’t all Jennifer’s acting chops.
        When it comes to movies, there are very few “facts”. There are just lots of opinions, and just because some of them are more common than others, does not make them “facts”.
        I do not need an excuse to tear down Jennifer, I don’t care about her one way or the other. Not everyone who criticizes is a jealous hater, you know. Sometimes people just really do not like your movies. I don’t like Quentin Tarantino movies even though it is a “fact” that they are great. Does it mean I hate Quentin?

      • Jess says:

        @Timbuktu

        “Not everyone who criticizes is a jealous hater, you know. Sometimes people just really do not like your movies. ”

        Oh, which is why you brought up Harvey Weinstein as an example of her “advantages” right? Not only is it horribly sexist, it’s downright degrading to attribute any actresses success to that “fat old man” as you put it. and I love how you never addressed the Winter’s Bone point because you don’t have any leg to stand on. For the second time, where was the book trilogy, comic franchise, marvel and “old big fat” Harvey Weinstein then to earn her a oscar nom for Winter’s Bone? I’m still waiting for your response?

        “Hunger Games was a good book that was made into a good movie, I’m sure that has a lot to do with its success, it wasn’t all Jennifer’s acting chops.”

        So if a movie does well, you can give credit to the source novel but not the main actress who starred in the movie (in which the entire film is centered around her character arc)? Why does it pain you to admit that she had at least a small role in the success of the movie? You don’t become the highest grossing action heroine of all time by being ‘overated’

        “When it comes to movies, there are very few “facts”. ”

        Give me one professional movie critic who has called Jennifer Lawrence overated or stated that she cannot act. If the general consensus among professionals is that she can act, it’s safe to say that you’re conflating your hatred for her personality with her acting abilities. It’s okay to admit that you irrationally don’t like her. I have an irrational hatred for Miles Teller but I can admit that he is a talented actor.

  15. LMR15 says:

    Just saw her in Room. She was absolutely incredible. She isn’t a mother, but she perfectly captured the struggle, pain, fear, desperation of a mother who is placed in an awful situation. Room has been my favorite of the Oscar Best Pic noms. I still haven’t seen Spotlight or Bridge of Spies, but The Big Short and Mad Max were GOD AWFUL. Brooklyn and The Revenant were OK. The Martian was second best for me, and Room takes it all. Loved it.

    • tracking says:

      I completely agree, LMR15. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay gave splendid performances, but I don’t get why more people aren’t talking about the overall excellence of the film. So well done, and the only film this year that has stayed with me.

  16. Ronnie says:

    Her life is like Room? Girl, please

  17. Simona says:

    She played Kate, the daughter of Tara/Toni Collette’s character on United States of Tara. I wasn’t particularly impressed with her acting on the show, but you have to be pretty phenomenal to even be remembered when you’re sharing scenes with Toni!

  18. Lilacflowers says:

    I haven’t seen Rampling’s movie yet but among the others. I think Brie has the edge, although I thought Saiorse was great.

    And I like Brie. It’s almost Friday. What will she and the boys in the Monkey movie do this weekend? They’ve done: go-karts, laser tag, karaoke, possibly tattooed one another, roller-skating, and rode motorized stuffed animals around a mall. What’s next? Bungee jumping? Scuba? Para-sailing?

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Whatever it is, I hope there’s pictures!

      And… it’s looking like there won’t be any more ISTL promo other than print stuff with both leads filming through the end of March…

  19. Alex says:

    She had a nose/boobs job

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      For sure for the nose job but probably for the breast

    • fiona says:

      Can you same a single female celebrity that hasn’t? They allllll have. Even the ones you think wouldn’t. It’s pretty much a right of passage in hollywood.

  20. Marti says:

    Larson’s nude pics were in the fappening

  21. Minxx says:

    I like her. Maybe she doesn’t have that “star” quality of J-Law or Julia Roberts but she’s very watchable. I didn’t have a chance to see the Room yet but I saw her in 21 Jump Street and in Trainwreck – she immediately warms up the screen, you want to have more of her in the movie. She’s easy to relate to and very natural. I sense nothing phoney about her and I like the fact that I know NOTHING about her boyfriend. If you really want to remain private, you can.

    • Alexi says:

      You’re right. She brings a real warmth onscreen in her roles. And she is quite a subtle actress. She may not have the most distinctive “individual” look (I think she looks like a mix of Maura Tierney and Diane Lane), but there’s something to be said in praise of that: she’s simultaneously new and familiar. I like what I’ve seen of her so far.

    • tracking says:

      Agreed. She doesn’t have the bubbly charisma of J-Law or Roberts, but her warmth and intensity are pretty captivating. You really miss her presence in the “Room” scenes that don’t include her.

  22. Kiki says:

    I like Brie Larson alot better because she is natural, relatable , and to me a breath of freah air… Also I love Character actors. Brie Larson is not Giselle Bundchen beautiful but I like her plain pretty face. And lastly I think she has the best campaign because she is not shoved down on our faces with fashion photos unlike the othe one with her ” hubby”.

    I wishes her all the best.

    • Nives says:

      Go to see Larson’s twitter. She retweeted every tweet who said she deserves an Oscar (included a fake Variety journalist tweet). She campaigning very much: she is at every party/event, it’s like Redmayne (even Deadline wrote this)
      Oh and the “other” has more star quality than Larson

      • Kiki says:

        I think you are confused with ‘star’ than actress… stara fade after a while but actress will continue to be an actress. And notice the other ‘star ‘with the ‘ hubby’ who just shoved in our faces. And yeah, I do believe Brie Larson has star quality even though she is plain pretty. Look at Channing Tatum, he not even good looking and he has star quality.

      • Jess says:

        Channing Tatum is striking. Not traditionally handsome, I suppose, but his face is very balanced and if you look at pictures of Lean Channing, you understand why he is considered attractive. Plus his personality (like Jennifer Lawrence) seems really fun.

    • Tarla says:

      Who is the ‘other’ with a ‘hubby’? Just curious.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I tend to love character actors too.

    • Janey says:

      Gisele Bundchen beautiful? More like horseface. Lol, clearly you’re brainwashed by the media who tells everyone supermodel = gorgeous.

  23. Veronica says:

    I’m not sure why she gets promoted as the “anti-Cool Girl” to Jennifer Lawrence, considering she drops plenty of those tidbits about being “relatable” and “different” from the rest. I think it’s more like that she’s just perused the market and seen the persona she has to fill among female actresses. Not a bad thing – savvy business move – but not as genuine as people seem to think it is. I don’t have anything against her, though – be interesting to see where she goes as her profile increases.

  24. Valois says:

    Ehm, okay. Isn’t the main character in room a woman who gets raped and kidnapped? but sure, her life is totally like that.

  25. tealily says:

    I think we’ve hit peak internet jadedness. This woman is actually getting blow back in the comments while simultaneously being heralded as a breath of fresh air. What exactly is it that we are looking for from our actresses these days, anyway?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree. Articles about actresses anymore are just filled with comments tearing down what they look like, why they really aren’t THAT pretty, why they aren’t special (so why are they talking?). If they talk about normal-people things they are trying too hard; if they acknowledge their unique career, they are gloating. It gets really depressing. It’s like we are constantly expecting females on camera to PROVE to us that they have a right to exist and work on their craft.

    • Farhi says:

      I look for quality and originality. Not sure about others.

    • tealily says:

      The life cycle of the celebrity has just gotten so short! I still haven’t seen her in anything, but apparently she is overexposed. Plus she’s had a nose job and is obviously inauthentic because, honestly, nobody eats donuts or buys underwear. Plus, she’s really plain and doesn’t have star quality, but she’s a great actress, unlike JLaw (who does have star quality), but she’s obnoxious in the same way. She deserves to win the Oscar, she’ll never be a star, she needs to get over herself, she’s likable, and we’re all sick of her. OKAY, WHO’S NEXT?

    • Farhi says:

      By the way, according to IMDB she is also a singer. She even went on tour in 2005. She started attending a drama school at 6, the youngest student apparently. There are things she could talk about.
      Not sure what is going on here.

  26. Sarah01 says:

    Celebrities need to stop with the I’m normal like everyone else, oh I’m so clumsy and what a doofus or the I was such a nerd in my childhood crap. I’m not rich my any means and even I can afford good quality underwear. I don’t like it when celebrities attempt to be relatable, just be who you are if I can relate to that cool, if not at least I know your being genuine.

    • Liz says:

      You just contradicted yourself. What if they really ARE clumsy a doofus or a nerd? Just because they became rich and famous certainly doesn’t mean they became graceful and cool. I’m fairly certain I’d still walk in to walls and trip on flat surfaces no matter how much money or success I had! LOL

  27. BadAssCompass says:

    I only remember her from Scott Pilgrim as the bad ex girlfriend when she knocked out of park the cover of Metric’s song, Black Sheep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jMruFHTwrY. I thought back then she was the cool girl. But ever since I could not recognize her anywhere, chameleon really. Also, thought she was in her 30s!

  28. CornyBlue says:

    I do not think Brie Larson and JLaw are comparable which s not a slight on Brie as JLaw and her rise is not comparable to anyone. Also she is very plain looking and just a bit too boring in interviews and such to actually have the ‘cool girl’ thing work for her. Phenomenal actress though and loved her in Room though I had a lot of issues with the movie. I wish Sairose would have been getting the same attention but I guess America backs its sweethearts. But then again she deserved an Oscar for Short Term 12 so go get the statue girl!

    PS: Homegirl here has barely c cup boobs so i cannot fathom why she could have good undies before.

  29. Jess says:

    It’s interesting to me that so many people have come to the same conclusion I have: that Brie is a “character” actress; whereas, Jennifer Lawrence is a “movie star” with charisma in spades. Meh. That popular mutual opinion is why JLaw is where she is.

    This makes me want to read a book about charisma.

    • Jules says:

      @Jess: Jennifer Lawrence is a character actress who also happens to have a massive amount of star quality.

  30. gwen says:

    I predict she’ll win the Oscar for best actress.

  31. Dani says:

    I haven’t watched her as an actress besides in Trainwreck, but I remember she had a music career and she was actually really good! She has this one really catchy song, Sick Little Love Song. She needs to record again.