Brie Larson opened up about her past struggles and reveals how she felt like an outcast. The actress talked opened with W Magazine about her past as she was promoting her partnership with the Japanese beauty brand Decorte.
The Captain Marvel star said how she does not believe that there is a beauty standard. She shared that she has struggled with feeling ugly and like an outcast for most of her life. The actress explained, “And so I really, really feel for that. It took me a long time to be able to be totally comfortable with myself.”
Brie revealed the thing that had brought her solace is knowing she can be whoever she wants. However, she shares that it breaks her heart to think of people in the world who do not feel safe within their own bodies.
The actress explained, “That, to me, is my ultimate goal in life: to do whatever it is that I can so people have the freedom to express themselves and be exactly who it is that they want to be — whatever that is — knowing that that can also change.”
Back in July, Brie had launched her own YouTube channel in an effort to connect more with her fans. The actress had previously opened up about how she spends her time during the lockdown. She also revealed the roles she auditioned for but never got the part.
The Captain Marvel alum shared, “I didn’t get Gossip Girl, and I’m really glad. I auditioned for Hunger Games, and I didn’t get it. I auditioned for Tomorrowland, and I didn’t get it. I auditioned for all of the new Star Wars movies, and I didn’t get it.” She further said she did not know why she is saying she did not get it.
“YouTube Has Been A Place Where I Have Learned So Much”
The actress revealed that when she was a kid and she did not get in, it would sting. She revealed that it was up to her or another girl for Smart House, which was the Disney Channel original movie and she did not get it. The actress described it as a “big bummer”.
“Spy Kids!” she added. “I mean, did I have any business even auditioning for Spy Kids? Absolutely not. Did I want to be a child spy? Definitely.”
She talked about why she chose to be on YouTube in her first video. “Why am I starting a YouTube channel?” Larson asks at the beginning of her inaugural video.
“YouTube has been a place where I have learned so much. Whether it’s been how to use my printer or it’s been watching how to be a considerate activist. This is the place to talk about things that are important and that matter.” Brie Larson mentioned that she will balance ‘deep conversations’ and ‘anti-racist rhetoric’ with ‘silly content’ for her fans.
“I’m incredibly excited about joining the YouTube family and having the opportunity to share a little bit more about myself through personal videos and stories.” Brie Larson revealed. “For so long the internet perception of me has been through this carefully curated lens of a press day, pegged to a specific project I am promoting.”
She explained that she has been hesitant to reveal too much about herself partly out of fear. The actress also added that it is also because she had this idea that people wouldn’t be able to believe her as other characters.
Brie explained, “I see my channel as a way to break away from this line of thought. Become more vulnerable and open about my flaws. What I am passionate about and who I actually am.”