September 17, 2015 – Toronto, Canada – BRIE LARSON promotes ‘Room.’ Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers (born October 1, 1989), known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, director, and singer. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home-schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. She began her acting career in television, appearing as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. Her performance in the comedy film Hoot (2006) was praised, and she subsequently played supporting roles in the films Greenberg (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Don Jon (2013). From 2009 to 2011, Larson featured as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara. Larson’s breakthrough role came with the independent drama Short Term 12 (2013), for which she received critical acclaim. Further success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal of a troubled mother kidnap victim in the film, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. Upcoming: Captain Marvel (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Basmati Blues (2017), The Glass Castle (2017), Unicorn Store (2017). (Credit Image: © Armando Gallo via ZUMA Studio)
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On Music: Brie Larson, Protecting Kong’s Island With Songs

Golden Globe winner Brie Larson, is on the big screen this week in the most recent reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island. We asked her if music is a source of inspiration for her acting talent:

“Music has always been a huge part of my life.  I think everybody has specific songs that remind him or her of periods of time and I usually create a playlist for whatever film I am doing.  Listening to music becomes a really great way for me to connect with certain emotions and I can just snap into certain things.  For Kong, I was listening a lot to (the Australian band) The Church . And I just found their songs to be really powerful and strong, upbeat and uplifting, but also about vulnerability and about life.  And when my everyday was sitting in this jungle and my characters were trying to fight and protect it, it just felt like a perfect combination and it would allow me to cry and believe that I was seeing Kong when there was nothing there.”