Brie Larson reveals the uncool reality of playing a flying superhero like Captain Marvel.
“Anyone who is thinking about becoming a superhero – or you are a superhero and all of a sudden you can fly – just know that it means an eternal wedgie for everything you do after that,” said the wonders star declared on Tonight’s show Friday. “You just don’t think about it. You’re like, ‘Cool! I can fly! Wow!’ And then you do it once and say, “Peter Pan! Cool ! And then you’re like, ‘Oh no, actually, it’s so uncomfortable.'”
Although she understands why superheroes prefer to fly rather than walk (“If you can get two inches off the ground, you’ll do it!”), Larson explained that it quickly becomes difficult to act “cool and speak.” helping people” when you’re suspended “on a full-body plank” on wires for long periods of time.
“That’s a lot of core strength, folks! It’s a lot. And you’re just kind of flown in and you’re just holding this (pose),” she said, scrunching her face into a determined superhero expression that quickly grew tired. “I’m just like, ‘We really need to do this.’ Ugh!”
She jokingly added: “It’s comedy, that’s what I’m saying.”
But it’s not all struggles and burning abs. Following his confession, host Jimmy Fallon shared a series of behind-the-scenes clips from Wonders which featured Larson – reprising her role as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel – taking flight and training for a floating fight scene.
“It’s fun,” she admitted. “It’s my job, guys – it’s my job. So it’s crazy.”
As for what his character does in his new superhero sequel? Well, in the true spirit of Marvel secrecy, Larson couldn’t reveal much. “You’re going to see incredible planets, teamwork, humor, love and friendship,” she said. “I’m really, really excited about it, so I hope you see it.”
Wonders is in theaters now. Watch Larson discuss the woes of flying — and being Samuel L. Jackson’s second favorite partner — in the clip above.
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