“Captain Marvel” star and hardcore feminist Brie Larson has been a leader in Hollywood talks concerning the anti-sexual harassment and sexism campaign known as “Time’s Up,” which piggybacked off the #MeToo movement. Since fall 2017, Larson has led discussions about sound guys putting on actors’ mics in the context of the movement and said she now mics herself up and advises all other actress to do the same.
“In the fall of 2017, in the weeks after the first Harvey Weinstein stories broke, Larson and her female acting peers began texting one another and having conversations about workplace concerns, from issues like pay equity to how to deal with the discomfort of a sound man reaching inside your bra to pin a microphone,” reported The Hollywood Reporter in a glowing February interview.
“When it comes to pay, Larson seems to be doing OK — she’ll make $5 million for playing Captain Marvel in this film as part of a deal that bests what Robert Downey Jr. made for his first outing as Iron Man ($500,000) and Chadwick Boseman for his first as Black Panther ($2 million),” the piece continues. “As for the microphone issue, she says she now mics herself in her trailer and advises her female friends on sets to do the same.”
Larson has continuously showed off her feminist bonafides. For example, the actress rebuked “white dudes” critiquing her and other feminists’ work and once shamed a male TSA agent on her massive social media platform for asking her for her phone number.
In June, accepting the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, Larson pleaded to film critic “gatekeepers” to “please make sure that these invites and credentials find their way to more underrepresented journalists and critics, many of whom are freelancers.”
“I don’t need a white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him in ‘A Wrinkle In Time.’ It wasn’t made for him,” she continued. “I want to know what that film meant to women of color, to biracial women, to teen women of color, to teens that are biracial. And, for the third time, I don’t hate white dudes. These are just facts. These are not my feelings.”
Earlier this month, Larson vowed that she would stop the “Captain Marvel” media tour from being “overwhelmingly” white or male.
As reported by The Daily Wire’s Emily Zanotti, Larson said she “started handpicking the journalists she works with, giving preference to journalists of color who, she believes, may not get the same opportunities as other entertainment reporters.”
In a tweet from 2017, Larson complained about having “to live on the defense” as a woman after a TSA agent she smiled at asked her for her phone number.
“I merely smiled at a TSA agent and he asked for my phone number. To live life as a woman is to live life on the defense,” she posted.
Larson was thoroughly mocked for turning an innocent interaction into a scenario where she, a rich white female actress, could flex her victimhood muscles.