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Brie Larson says Captain Marvel red carpet fashion makes her feel ‘empowered’

The actor said it is ‘imperative’ to wear clothes that makes her feel confident 

Katie O'Malley
Friday 08 March 2019 14:08 GMT
Brie Larson discusses having to learn how to perfect the Captain Marvel 'cool face' during nine-month training process

Brie Larson says she feels “empowered” by her Captain Marvel red carpet fashion.

Earlier this week, the Oscar-winner wore a rainbow sequined co-ord by Rodarte to the New York premiere of her latest superhero film. The actor teamed the look with a custom Edie Parker hot-pink clutch bag with the word “Captain” emblazoned on the front.

“Clothes are a form of expression and they can be something that makes you feel empowered,” Larson tells People.

“I’m introverted, and for me having something that makes me feel good in these very public moments is imperative.”

The 29-year-old added the numerous outfits she wears during press tours give her the opportunity “mediate on what empowerment really means when it comes to fashion”.

Larson explained that several of her looks during the film’s press tour in recent weeks have been inspired by her titular character’s fashion, which she says has "been really fun to include”.

On Wednesday, the actor said the Marvel press tour has also helped to learn how to “own” her body.

Brie Larson attends London premiere of 'Captain Marvel', March 2019 (Getty Images)

‘That’s been the theme of this whole press tour is owning my body and understanding that it changes from day-to-day what feels empowering to me and what makes me feel good,’ Larson explained on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere.

Opening up about her fashion choices, she said: “My style is going to be different — sometimes its super flows and feminine, sometimes its really hard and tough, sometimes I want to wear a suit, sometimes I want to wear something baggy.

“Sometimes I want to lean into my youth, sometimes I want to be an older version of myself and I’m allowed to do whatever I want.”

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Larson’s statements comes days after she opened up about learning to perfect her facial expression to play the Marvel character.

Speaking with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, Larson said her colleagues on the set of the film couldn’t contain their laughter as they watched her try to master a solemn, focused, superhero "cool face".

"They're usually laughing at you while you're trying to find it, because it's hard. At least, it was for me. I would just bust up laughing," Larson joked.

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