Samuel L. Jackson is tired of the sexist treatment shown to his fellow Marvel star, Brie Larson, by fans. He shared in a recent interview that Larson is a “stronger person” than most people expect and that she ignores the comments.
Larson previously discussed the fans’ negativity and said she doesn’t “have the time” for it. During his interview, Jackson revealed that he and Larson became close while filming “Kong: Skull Island” and again on “Unicorn Store.”
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Samuel L. Jackson Defends Brie Larson Against Sexist Fans
Samuel L. Jackson recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his film career and his new Marvel show “Secret Wars.” During the conversation, one of the topics that came up was Brie Larson and the sexist treatment she’s endured from fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He said, “Brie’s a stronger person than people give her credit for.”
Jackson also spoke about how Larson pushes past all the adverse treatment and doesn’t allow “any of that stuff destroy her.” He said, “These incel dudes who hate strong women, or the fact that she’s a feminist who expressed an opinion? Everybody wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is, and she’s genuinely that.”
Jackson and Larson have worked together on multiple Marvel films since she joined in 2017s “Captain Marvel.” They both featured in “Avengers: Endgame” and are slated for the upcoming “The Marvels,” which premieres on November 10th.
When Larson’s “Captain Marvel” was released in cinemas, it was heavily affected by social media trolls. Internet trolls found fault with Larson for her character’s humor and confidence and made sexist attacks on the actress. They also actively review bombed the film on popular film review sites like Rotten Tomatoes.
Brie Larson Previously Discussed The Negative Fan Treatment
During an interview with Variety in 2019, Larson addressed some Marvel fans’ sexist and hostile treatment. She spoke about never allowing people or the internet “explain to me who I am.” She said, “When you have a mission and things that you want to do — and my time and energy is so limited — it just becomes so clear as to what I want to spend it on.”
Larson also stated that she’s very committed in her daily life and believes “there is nothing more pleasurable” to her than “observing” her mind. The “Room” actress also shared that she’s developed the habit of interrogating herself since she was a child and would continue for the rest of her life.
Brie Larson & Samuel L. Jackson Have Worked Together On Several Projects
Jackson is famous for multiple roles, especially his Marvel role as Nick Fury, while Larson is famous for her role as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel. Besides their Marvel association, the two actors have worked together on multiple films.
During his Rolling Stone interview, Jackson revealed that he first bonded with Larson during filming for “Kong: Skull Island,” their first film. In 2017, they worked together again on Larson’s directorial film debut, “Unicorn Store.”
According to Jackson, he encouraged Larson to stay strong and keep her hope up after the U.S. presidential elections. The actress reportedly felt “broken” because of Donald Trump’s win and needed supportive words.
Samuel L. Jackson Speaks About The Writer’s Strike
Jackson discussed the current writer’s strike in America. The actor said he believes “the writers deserve to be paid — and deserve to be paid fairly.” He noted that their current reality is unfair, and it’s time to see if “they can get some equity.”
Jackson was also asked about the anticipated strike by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the AI fears actors like Tom Hanks have mentioned. He said, “Ever since I did Captain Marvel, and they did the Lola project where they de-aged me and everything else, it’s like, ‘Well, I guess they can do this anytime they want to do it if they want to!'”
The “Django Unchained” star said that AI could be a real threat in the future. He advised that younger and aspiring actors monitor their contracts carefully and remove words like “in perpetuity” and “known and unknown.”