While her lips are sealed tight about the movie, actress Brie Larson opened up about her experience playing the titular character in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. And let me tell ya, it was a lot more work than just memorizing lines.

“I will say that I learned that I’m much stronger than I realize in playing her,” Larson told Variety on the carpet at the Beverly Hilton at the Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday night. According to the starlet, she had to train extensively for nine months in order to build her physical strength prior to production. “My highest right now is 215 lbs. in deadlifts. 400 lb. hip thrusts,” she shared, while stating, “being able to lift weight like that really changed my perspective and understanding of myself.”

LOOK AT HER GO! Nothing can stop her!

9 months of training really does some stuff to your body ??? #mondaymotivation

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Werk werk werk ?


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There’s no better fit than Brie for Captain Marvel, amiright?

Getting stronger is a process I’m committed to showing up for everyday. ???

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Captain Marvel is slated for release next March.


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Kelly Corbett

Kelly Corbett

Kelly likes to write about internet trash/aspires to be online garbage. She's an editorial assistant at Adventure Publishing Group and she went to some college somewhere where she was a much better person. She writes for The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and contributes more professional-sounding content to The Toy Book, and The Licensing Book. In her free time, she likes to nap, go on twitter rants, and eat bagels. She's, like, kinda okay.