A warm welcome to the family of “Fast and furious” is the one that the renowned Hollywood actress, Brie Larson. After a successful career on the big screen with titles such as “Unicorn Store” and “Captain Marvel”, the 33-year-old interpreter will make her big debut in the franchise starring Vin Diesel and will become another member of the speed-addicted clan. in “Fast X”
Larson will seek to captivate fans of the saga with his performance with the peculiar role of Tess that we have already been able to enjoy in the official trailer for the tenth installment. But, her career really started around 25 years ago on television.
The actress, whose real name is Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, was born in Sacramento, California (United States). After her parents’ divorce, the young woman moved to Los Angeles with her sister and her mother. This city, perhaps, would have been the one that inspired her to pursue her career in the world of art; she and she ended up studying acting at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.
Although his acting debut occurred on the television program “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 1998, his first film appearance was with the romantic comedy “Special Delivery” (1999). In the following years, she continued to be called upon for secondary roles. But the year 2013 would come, when her performance in the 2013 independent event “Short Term 12 ″ received positive reviews from the public. But the success of her ‘performance’ would not stop there.
The real launch to stardom in Hollywood was achieved with the 2015 film “Room”. Based on the eponymous book written by Emma Donoghue, the film directed by Lenny Abrahamson has Brie Larson in the role of Joy ‘Ma’ Newsome, a young mother who is kept locked in a room with her son by his kidnapper and, when they escape, they don’t know how to deal with the world.
This role, in addition to the positive comments from the public, was also recognized by various institutions; but, the main one was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awarded Larson the 2016 Oscar Award for Best Actress and beat out her peers in competition: Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) and Charlotte Rampling (“45 years old”).
“What I like most about making movies is the amount of people it takes to make them (…) Thanks to everyone who has participated in ‘Room’. Thank you to everyone who watched it, thank you to the fans, thank you to the moviegoers, thank you for going to the movies and watching our movie. I appreciate it, thank you.” he said during his speech after receiving the golden statuette from the Academy.
In addition, he received the Golden Globe, the Film Critics Award, the SAG, BAFTA and Independent Spirit for the same category. After so many accolades, it seemed like there was no other role that could top him. But, one came that would involve her in one of the most important superhero franchises.
In 2016, the young woman was announced as Captain Marvel, the new superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU for its acronym in English). The news surprised fans of this industry because, in this way, Brie Larson became the first woman to bring this beloved character to life on the big screen.
But there were always some questions around this decision. So, when the American was asked if she was afraid of being compared to male actors who have played superheroes, her answer was always no. At that point, she clarified that Captain Marvel isn’t just about power, but also about the experience of being a woman itself and friendship.
“What I found exciting was that it’s not an idealized vision of perfection, what makes it wonderful are its flaws. That’s what makes her tenacious, cunning, and interesting, and it also makes her eat her words, learn to apologize, and make mistakes.”Brie Larson said.
After passing through the Marvel Cinematic Universe (UCM) with “Avengers: Endgame” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, Brie Larson will debut in the “Fast and Furious” franchise with the tenth installment ” FastX”. Her inclusion in the film’s cast adds to that of other stars like Jason Momoa.
The Oscar winner worked under the direction of Louis Leterrier and will give life to the young Tess. When we learned the name of her character, we didn’t have much light on what her role would truly be in the history of Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) family. However, as the big premiere of “Fast X” approaches, we have discovered her connection to the plot.
The Oscar winner will play the daughter of Mr. Nobody (or Mr. Nobody in Spanish), Kurt Russell’s character, who is basically the link between government agencies and Dom Toretto who has been present in the plot and has become a trusted ally for the team.
However, and to the surprise of Hollywood, the American actor announced his retirement from the acting industry in 2020 and his last released film was just “F9” as ‘flashbacks’. In this way, it is presumed that the character of Brie Larson would be the person in charge of following the legacy of her father in the tenth “Fast and Furious” movie.
“Tess is the daughter of Mr. Nobody. She’s technically she’s from the Agency, but she’s kind of a bridge. She doesn’t agree with the direction of the Agency now that her father is not there.”Larson assured in an interview with Total Film. “She believes in the legacy her father established, which is to be with Dom and the Toretto family, and she’s fighting for that. Dom knows that she has a strong mind and respects that she has changed her mind to talk to him and to gain her trust. What he asks of Tess is proof. If she manages to successfully pass this ‘impossible’ test, then they will be family forever.”he pointed out.
Meanwhile, we know that his addition to the cast of “Fast X” was well received by the protagonist Vin Diesel. Through Instagram, the actor shared an emotional welcome message. “You have no idea how timeless and amazing it will be in our mythology. Beyond her beauty, her intellect… her Oscar, haha is this deep soul that will add something you might not have expected, but longed for. Welcome to the Brie FAMILY.” Diesel wrote. We will wait until mid-May to see how well the actress will be able to adapt to this new role and if she will manage to fit into the Dominic Toretto clan.
The release of the new movie “Fast X” opens next Friday, May 19 in theaters in the United States. For Latin America, the film will be available one day before: Thursday May 18.
The movie “Fast X” brings Vin Diesel back as Dominic Toretto and, this time, he will be joined by new faces like Jason Momoa and Brie Larson.
Meet the full cast of “Fast X” here:
- Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto
- Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz
- Tyrese Gibon as Roman
- Ludacris as Tej
- Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
- Jason Statham as Ian Shaw
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Ramsey
- Sung Kang as Han Lue
- Brie Larson as Tess
- Jason Momoa as Dante
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