It’s no secret that Marvel Studios is poised for a great year in 2019. Both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame are building up immense hype with marketing for Captain Marvel gradually picking up steam as Avengers continues to market itself. The one major factor connecting both Phase 3 films is Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel. Since Avengers: Endgame shot before Captain Marvel, Larson’s first time in the MCU was in the Avengers movie, which came with the added pressure of keeping spoilers from spilling out.
In a media-byte to USA today, Larson explained how she kept spoilers from accidentally leaking by essentially treating every day like her first day on set. She tried as hard as possible to forget everything that she shot for the previous day. Confused? Here’s her own words.
I just never wanted to feel like I was going to slip up or that I was going to say the wrong thing. I was like, ‘I can’t live with myself being the one that spoils something.’ So I really just deleted it. I tried my best to journal it if I want to recall it and go, ‘Oh yeah, that was a crazy time.’ And I’m excited when the movie comes out to finally be able to talk about it and go, ‘Yes, this was crazy.’ But my family doesn’t know. I haven’t talked to anybody about anything because I’m just a very diligent secret-keeper.
One wonders how she was able to maintain her character’s emotional arc when shooting for consecutive scenes day after day if she just erased memories of her shoot. Of course we shouldn’t take Larson literally for her word but it’s admirable she at least put in some effort in ensuring spoilers don’t slip up, especially in light of recent snafus by Tom Holland, a known excited motormouth who can’t help but unknowingly reveal stuff and Mark Ruffalo who’s so notorious for leaking spoilers, he accidentally ended up streaming Thor: Ragnarok from its premiere and revealing the ending of Avengers: Infinity War in an interview a full year ahead of the movie’s release.
Naturally, since Larson’s first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was in an Avengers movie, she was thrown into the mix with actors who’ve now acquired veteran status. She however, had nothing but positive words to say about the support and encouragement they offered to her while filming the movie.
I just got to be like junior superhero and ask them questions like, ‘Hi, I’m the new kid! So what kind of protein bars do you eat and when do you train? Is your costume comfortable?’. “I was just able to learn so much, and everybody was really kind and helpful. So I got to learn the ropes a little bit before I was thrown into this thing where I’d be by myself.
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