Don’t Call Brie Larson An ‘It Girl,’ Please

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Brie Larson has been a working actress since the early 2000s, when she was a Six Chick in 13 Going on 30 and starred in a Disney Channel original movie. Not exactly prestige parts, but point is, Larson has been doing this whole acting thing for awhile, and anyone who saw Short Term 12 and The Spectacular Now knows she’s really good at it. Yet she’s still been tagged with the It Girl label for her Academy Award-worthy performance in the extraordinary Room, which typically implies a flavor of the month appeal.

Larson’s not a fan.

“What is ‘It’? Larson said.

“I guess it means the girl of the moment.”

“But what is “It’? 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’? It’s so weird. I think it’s a really funny term. I’m just a person. I’m not anything!” (Via)

No wonder Larson, who will appear in the big-budget Kong: Skull Island in 2017, doesn’t want to be an It Girl; she’s afraid of becoming Abe Simpson.

Also, because her It-ness will last for years to come.

(Via CBS News)