While many in the Hollywood community are happy to forgive and forget, Brie Larson is sticking to her guns. The Kong: Skull Island star had the honor for the second time this season, or misfortune from her perspective, of giving Casey Affleck the award for Best Actor. This time doing so at the night of night's at the 2017 Oscars.
Winning the golden statue for his role in the 2016 drama Manchester by the Sea, Affleck took out the prestigious accolade. Following Matt Damon's decision to pass on the lead role and stick to producing the movie. Looking none too pleased to be handing the trophy over, 27-year old Larson felt aggrieved over the showering of praise for a man who had to settle out of court on two counts of sexual harassment. Both occurring during the production of the Joaquin Phoenix feature I'm Still Here.
Standing with her arms by her side as the rest of the audience applauded the actor, the gesture did not go unnoticed.
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Brie Shows Heart With Stone
The emotion of the evening might have caught up with the actress at the end of proceedings. Seeing the star crying on the shoulder of Best Actress winner and friend Emma Stone. The pair have enjoyed a close bond over the last few years as their careers have excelled on similar paths. Especially with Stone now entrenched as one of the big names in her peer group. But let's not leave out Larson, who has a number of huge projects including Kong and Captain Marvel in quick succession.
Larson's actions towards Affleck can also be attributed to her work behind the scenes as an advocate for sexual assault survivors. Coming in the wake of her Academy Award-winning role in the 2015 independent title Room. Playing a woman who is held against her will with her child, clearly the topic remains front of mind.
Captain Marvel To Bridge The Worlds: Brie
Taking on the iconic role of Captain Marvel ahead of her 2019 standalone debut and cameo appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, Larson explained how the character will fit into the MCU framework in the wake of The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
"Well, quite simply, she's kind of like the bridge between these two worlds," outlined Larson. "She's the bridge between what's happening up in space and what's happening down on Earth."
Producer Kevin Feige is left in no doubt that they nailed the casting with Brie, arguing that her overall appeal and talent will have her as a long-term option in the part.
"Carol Danvers needs to be as rich and textured and real as the best of our characters. Maybe even more so. And we got very lucky that Brie - who has all of those attributes, and an Academy Award now - was still very interested in signing up and joining us to bring this character to life."