After receiving praise for her performance in this year’s Room and her role as Amy Schumer’s sister in Trainwreck, Larson has been dubbed an “It girl.” The 26-year-old actress is suspicious of the term.
“What is ‘it’?” she asked, in an interview with CBS. “There is no ‘it’! And who was ‘it’ before ‘it’? And when does ‘it’ go away? When did I get ‘it’? Who’s gonna take ‘it’?” When she puts it that way, it sounds like an infectious disease. “It’s so weird,” she said. “I think it’s a really funny term. I’m just a person. I’m not anything!” She’s just a normal gal just doing her thang, a.k.a. acting in amazing roles, people.
When asked about “Oscar buzz” surrounding her role in Room as a woman who gives birth to a son after being held in captivity by a rapist, Larson had an equally entertaining response. “But isn’t it sort of like planning your fantasy wedding, and you don’t even have a boyfriend?” she said.
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