Brie Larson thanks her Fans for the Outpouring of Support for Her as Captain Marvel
Where usually its a case of outcry against a particular casting choice when it comes to superhero films (see: every Batman film ever), the confirmation that Brie Larson would be playing Captain Marvel in the MCU was met with astounding praise at and in response to SDCC.
And now the Room star has taken to Instagram to thank her fans immensely for their support. "Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend. It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet! I know who I am, but its wild how quickly you can forget once someone calls you something terrible. I was reminded how the acceptance of community is a deeply rooted need - but I don't want to live worried people will hate me because I'm myself!
"We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement. It's scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside. Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too. Let's make this place a safe space.
"No hate and more understanding. To the followers that are new: welcome! Sometimes I let people take over my Instagram to share their views of the world. That's coming up next. Thanks for joining us!"
There are always objectors to casting announcements, and Larson had her fair share. But the support was louder on this occasion, and it's a refreshing change of pace.