While Brie Larson fans definitely know every struggle and every feat of the ‘Captain Marvel’ star, we doubt if many know her real name.
Brie Larson is a name that everybody seems to be familiar with lately – be it for her portrayal of ‘Captain Marvel‘, Academy Award for ‘Room’, or for undying controversies around her. However, neither the fans of Brie nor the hardcore trolls know that Brie Larson isn’t the real name of the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ star. Even if they know the real name, they definitely have no clue why she changed her name.
Brie Larson isn’t her real name – Why did she change it?
While fans around the world know her as Brie Larson, it’s not her real name. Brie Larson’s real name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. Do you wonder why she changed her name, or you guessed it already?
Yes, you guessed it right, she was sick of correcting people who mispronounced her name. And by the name she carried, we can guess how many people would have been able to pronounce it correctly.
We are a witness to how far-sighted the decision was, as nobody would have been able to remember the name Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers in these days of her immense popularity. However, we still wonder how she came up with this stage name.
How did Brie Larson come up with her stage name?
We wonder how Brie, at a young age, came up with a stage name that lives up to the fame she has now.
While various sources claim that Larson is a family name Brie took from her grandmother’s side of the family, we would like to go with a more interesting and fun reason.
When Larson visited Jimmy Fallon back in 2015, she shared that she got the name Larson from her doll.
“Today” reports Larson revealing her secret at the show:
“‘Her last name is Larson’, the actress said, gesturing to the Throwback Thursday Instagram photo above. “The doll is an American [Girl] doll, Kirsten Larson, and my last name is French and very hard to say. I was sick of it, and as a result, I’m, like, ‘I’m changing my name!'”
The actress continued, recalling the good old days, “I’m changing it to Larson, so Kirsten can be in our family”.
Now, it could be either her family name or a name she took from her favourite doll. What matters is that she thought about her millions of fans back then, and took the sweet name Brie Larson, so we could have a bit of less struggle in making her trend every other day.
Before You Go
This might seem like an easy answer, but it’s not. Brie Larson’s early life has been complicated, she herself said so in a video. Thus, she didn’t grow up in one place, but in two places. Can you guess where the ‘Captain Marvel’ star grew up?