Brie Larson Says It 'Breaks' Her Heart That There's Not Enough LGBT Representation In The MCU

"I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero."

Warning: This post contains mild Avengers: Endgame spoilers!

While promoting Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson, whose Captain Marvel film earned over $1 billion worldwide, revealed how happy she is to be part of the push for diversity onscreen.

Speaking on Variety’s The Big Ticket, Brie said she’s found herself “surprisingly emotional” seeing the film’s impact on young girls.

“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalisation of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers. It’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew.”

She added, however, that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a long way to go when it comes to representations of certain groups, in particular, the LGBT community.

The host of the podcast told Brie he grew up thinking he’d never see an LGBT superhero, to which Brie said it “breaks [her] heart” that people would think that way.

“That breaks my heart to hear that, because there’s no reason.”

“I don’t understand how you could think that a certain type of person isn’t allowed to be a superhero. So to me it’s like, we gotta move faster. But I’m always wanting to move faster with this stuff.”

“It wasn’t enough for me to just look strong on a poster … I feel like I can’t at the end of the day go to sleep at night if I didn’t do everything that I possibly could [to empower others].”

It comes after Endgame received backlash from fans for a very minor depiction of an LGBT character, played by director For Russo. In the scene, Russo’s character is in a support group for those who survived Thanos’ snap and speaks about going on a date with a man after losing his partner.

Speaking with Deadline, Rosso said he and his brother Anthony thought it was important that the first openly gay character in the MCU be played by one of them.

Joe said, “It was important to us as we did four of these films, we wanted a gay character somewhere in them. We felt it was important that one of us play him, to ensure the integrity and show it is so important to the filmmakers that one of us is representing that.”

Fans were disappointed by the cameo as producer Kevin Feige suggested an LGBT superhero would soon be appearing in the MCU.

Most were upset that it was made out to be a big deal and it was a small scene:

Others were happy there with the scene and said it was important for representation:

However, many fans thought Captain Marvel or Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would be revealed as part of the LGBT community. Tessa actually said a scene confirming she was bisexual was cut from Thor: Rangarok.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tessa confirmed they shot a scene where a woman walked out of Valkyrie’s bedroom but was cut as it “distracted from the scene’s vital exposition”.

Given the success of the first Captain Marvel film, we will likely see a sequel, so here’s hoping Marvel listens to their fans and the actors themselves!


Brie Larson Is So Big Now She Totally Forgot About Meeting Scarlett Johansson Before Endgame

Well, this is awkward!

Last week, video of Mark Ruffalo finding out Brie Larson starred in Suddenly 30 with him went viral – ICYMI, she was one of the Six Chicks – but now it’s Brie’s turn to forget working with one of her Avengers: Endgame co-stars.

During an interview on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Brie and Scarlett Johansson were asked how they met and Brie gave ScarJo a look that made her co-star think she didn’t remember.

“You don’t remember how we met?” Scarlett asks her.

“I do, I thought you didn’t,” Brie tells her.

“How did we meet?” Scarlett says with a look that clearly says ‘I remember and you don’t’.

A clearly nervous Brie tells her, “At dinner?”

“No! Clearly, it made an impression on me, but someone else didn’t care!” Scarlett says in mock sadness.

Brie tries to tell her they met at a dinner on New Years Eve one year, but Scarlett quickly reminds her of the small fact that they worked together before then.

And from the look on Brie’s face you can tell she was mortified:

It turns out the pair was in Don Jon together, but Brie totally forgot because she thought she was “a glorified extra” in the film where she played Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s sister.

Watch it all unfold here:

In case you forgot, Brie has also worked with Tom Hiddleston on Kong: Skull Island before working on the final Avengers movie. So she worked with a lot of your favourite Marvel actors before being cast in the MCU herself!

We get it, when you’re as successful as Brie Larson you probably forget when you met your famous friends coz you have so damn many.

Scarlett Johansson Called Chris Hemsworth 'Ugly' And It's Time To Avenge His Rig

How dare she insult Australia like that?

If there’s one thing Aussies won’t tolerate, it’s people insulting our own. So, we’re not taking it too lightly that Scarlett Johansson just called Chris Hemsworth “ugly”.

During an interview with BBC 1 Radio, Scarlett and Chris played a game of Playground Insults which saw the two hurling abuse at each other – and it’s actually kind of adorable.

Scarlett kicked things off, telling him, “Chris, you’re ugly,” adding, “Everyone’s been talking about it. You’re just really ugly.”

She then moved on to his clothing, “You’ve got a growing collection of grandma cardigans and I’ve been meaning to talk to you about it. It’s cray.”

Chris’ insults might have been worse, though…

“It’s lucky you’re beautiful because there’s nothing up here,” he said, pointing to his head.

Scarlett, clearly shocked, said, “Wow, that’s mean. Did you just call me dumb? You went straight to dumb?”

He added, “Do you even know how to spell your name, because no one else does.”

To be fair, he’s right.

Watch the video here:

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