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.

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“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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