The ups and downs of Brie Larson’s career can give motion sickness to the listener. Yet, here she is – flying “Higher, Further, Faster”.
Brie Larson, who has a prominent name in the industry now, and has a huge fan following, was once facing an almost failed career. Brie has long trails of rejection and failures. And the rise of the Brie Larson you now know is very recent, and something that we all have witnessed. Let’s have a look at how Brie Larson has come out of failures to be one of the most wanted Hollywood actresses.
Brie before the fame
It wasn’t long ago when Brie was still struggling to make a name in the industry.
While Brie Larson’s first leading role in a movie, ‘Short Term 12’, received a great amount of praise, she was still too trapped in the web of some horrible movies.
While Brie was patiently, and with all dedication, delivering some good work in the form of ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’, ’21 Jump Street’, and ‘Short Term 12’, flat out disappointing movies like ‘The Gambler’, ‘The Trouble with Bliss’, ‘Digging for Fire’, weren’t simply letting her have a firm hold.
Larson is in the industry since she was about 10. Her first gig was a comedy sketch on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’. Following that, Larson shortly appeared in several shows in 1998 and 1999, until she grabbed a lead role in a sitcom ‘Rising Dad’ in 2001.
Following that, Larson attempted a music career as well, with a not well-received album ‘Finally Out of P.E.’, Larson kept doing supporting roles in movies like ‘Hoot’, ‘House Broken’, ‘Remember the Daze’, ‘Tanner Hall’, ‘Greenberg’, etcetera.
Larson’s breakthrough with ‘Short Term 12’, and final nod from ‘Room’
It was all mild and dull for Larson until she, for the first time, grabbed an opportunity to play a lead in ‘Short Term 12’. Larson did a phenomenal job as Grace and was praised by the critics and audience. Ian Freer, a critic of Empire, described Larson’s performance as “a whirling dervish of a performance … She, like the film, breaks your heart and raises your spirit in one fell swoop”.
However, the glow in Larson’s career didn’t appear until ‘Room’ (2015). With the great reception to the masterpiece, Brie Larson also earned several defining awards for her performance including Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and more.
The success of ‘Room’ was followed by her first big-budget movie ‘Kong: Skull Island’. Though there were still setbacks in the form of terrible ‘Basmati Blues’, and average ‘The Glass Castle’, there was no stopping Brie Larson. She soon signed to portray Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and thus signed on her fate that was to bloom with fame and admiration.
Now, Brie Larson is all set to ride the success waves with ‘Captain Marvel 2’, several upcoming Netflix movies which she is rumoured to direct as well, and other confirmed projects for Apple TV+ and Amazon Studios.
Before You Go
Brie Larson is the most wanted actress in Hollywood at the moment. She has been a part of MCU for multiple movies now and has worked on several Netflix projects. This has brought her a lot of money if not only fame. Brie Larson’s net worth is a massive total of all of her efforts in the industry in the last two decades. Guess how much it is.