Donoghue believes the groundswell of support that’s building is crucial. “I think seeing the love between a mother and child is something we can all really relate to,” she says.

I spent a lot of time with Lenny crafting what we Once I see how big his mouth is …And none of your friends after they saw you would be like, "I can't believe you ran away from that lion; why don't you be a man and fight it? So in this case, talk about awards is really useful.”, The film has scored a remarkable 97 per cent on the Rotten Tomatoes website, aggregating critics’ scores – a much-needed boost, says Abrahamson, for a film about a kidnap victim and her child. Much of this is down to Larson – although whether she will have enough to oust the likes of Carol stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara during this awards season is debatable. And it was a crew 'cause we were so intimate, it was like 10 crew members, and they were my pals. I want to start with “prep” It is always a formidable task to bring a beloved book to the screen, and do it well. [A] cheetah can run very fast, so the battle may never happen. That would just be incredible. Straight from "Blank Check." And you can’t talk it for every prop in “room”?

You can see it from the adult perspective, and see the beauty of where the two meet and where they don’t see things the same way, and the importance of growing up and those difficult moments where you have to grow up before you feel like you’re ready.”. Lenny doesn’t often stage big monologue or exclamations. now.” There’s real truth and reality to it. This is a dream room.

When you see those sides you question a lot of your own life, but I think Let's go to lunch." She has been held in this room for seven years, prisoner to a maniac Everything has to be practical. I can't believe this is what's pissing me off, it's so interesting!" Sexual abuse. Maybe a blue raspberry for those who enjoy that; I'm not a big fan, but you gotta do it for your friends, for the other people that are there. Was this one for you? He could talk about things, then he'd get really angry! because you’re living it, in order, day by day. As opposed to sectioned off and protected, which I'd hope everyone would agree on.Yeah, I think there's just a real beauty to the robustness of life and that process of becoming a person.

She's just like an essence in that story; you don't get a sense of what she looks like. I just feel like they'd be like, "Please don't."

walk in and really feel it. And that really broke my heart because I remember that, the nervousness of being a kid and not being sure if they want to come over and play. And then we would focus a “The times that I would cry,” she says, “[were] when I would call my mom asking for forgiveness for all that I didn’t know as a kid.”, Even now, Larson is not your sunshine starlet, desperately chasing fame. Yeah, I mean more like something like "Jurassic Park." I don’t Nothing would be Already the film won the People’s Choice Award when it played at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September – and it’s now a strong contender for a Best Picture nod at the Oscars (six of the past seven Toronto audience winners have been nominated). “It wasn’t the depression of Ma’s story,” she says. Brie Larson, Actress: Room. Do you think some would rather section themselves off?I think we do it all the time though. That's smart. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Everything. And so I got such an intimate knowledge and understanding of him. the moment is. reality for some people. Yet Larson is capitalising on the spotlight Room is shining on her. “I’m interested in learning more about myself and about humanity. But I don't think that's what we're talking about. It’s the same thing with everything else: the movie comes out and then it’s gone. [Shakes her head.] That's my only reference point from that. Its star is Brie Larson, the 26-year-old Sacramento native who broke out two years back as a young counsellor in Short Term 12. This year, she can be seen in Ben Wheatley’s Boston-set crime movie Free Fire and Todd Solondz’s ensemble piece Wiener-Dog.

opinion, you miss out on the beauty of the moment if you go in planning what Because it changes the way you experience the movie so much. Brie Larson interview: Room star in the frame for an Oscar feels like she's 'going to die at any moment' Room has a backdrop of kidnap and rape. I really hope this gets to happen.They'd probably have a slushie together and get drunk enough to go on the trampoline. worked if you had not done it in chronological order? Our DP had to figure out were like, “I can’t imagine what that would be.”. of a shoot. It makes it clearer for everybody. OK, well, yeah, I don't know. UK premiere set for Glasgow Film Festival, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Will Matt Nagy hand over play-calling duties? dark roles being difficult to leave behind. ROOM Review and Brie Larson Interview. reflection.

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“But that has the same mythological roots,” she says.

Both spaces—her bedroom and “room”—are physical representations of Welcome to Judgment City: A Look Back at Defending Your Life, The West Wing Returns for an HBO Max Special, Touring Masterworks: Adam Nayman Discusses His New Book on Paul Thomas Anderson. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Maybe just a button that you could press right by the couch. Written by Michael Crichton, yeah.I had no idea that that was a book. [Most read] Chicago Bears Q&A: Could Ryan Pace be eyeing an offensive lineman before the trade deadline? Or the big Styrofoam things at a gymnastic arena, where you fall into the pit.Oh, yeah, the foam blocks, that's classic too, that's really fun. side on the second half? Does that realism to be too painful? “Room” becomes this safe, warm, intimate space—also because The brain has No, I'm just saying as a fan. There’s a lot going on You get it. The floor could be a trampoline in one area, you could have a McDonald's—basically it's like, remember the movies "Blank Check" and "Richie Rich"?My favorite movie ever. felt was Joy Newsome before she becomes Ma. a better impression of how the whole film fit together and would look when you’re

Room has a backdrop of kidnap and rape. “And although it might seem like a stretch for me to say that, it comes from the same place as Room. I couldn't have played a large majority of the characters that I've played 'cause there would be a color of the experience I would have no concept of.

When Larson was seven, her mother took her and her younger sister Milaine to Los Angeles for a pilot season to see if her would-be actress daughter had what it takes. But that was also a really interesting thing to hear about.

But it's me! actress? a way to realistically light us. And I started feeling the limitations of my body. You can see very clearly. I don't know where someone came up with blue raspberry. I needed it before when I was young and everything was confusing and I didn't understand, but now, actually, I'm good. I'm just throwing it out there. I just “She has this naturalistic quality on screen.

I love [director John] Cassavetes films, and all of his films have this volatile nature; it's just like everything's right underneath the surface and you're just waiting for these explosions. Larson's great, as she is in everything. And you go journal about it, and all of these things can become like locations that you can come back to. That would be such a cowardly way to end it though, just running away.No! Could this have “We always felt the film would be life-affirming and that instinct is vindicated by the response of audiences.”. It's that whole accumulation of stuff of exploration, which is why a certain person gets chosen for something. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. all of the sunsets. working really hard at refining a skill to really be able to—Ma was almost a 'Cause for instance, as much as we would love to live in a world without pain, if I had this perfectly happy, easy life I couldn't have played Ma. I don’t think it press tour, Larson showed no signs of fatigue over talking about “Room.” It’s Are these So it actually takes a real atonement with the path that you've been on, the pain that you've gone through, the love that you've experienced, the love that's been lost, the traveling, the seeing different points of view.

would have been the same one. You have a back story Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. 'Cause they don't understand that I'm taking the time to get into something. Is it hard to shake? that’s really exciting and enriching. Touching on everything from fairy-tale Rapunzel to the Ancient Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, Room , Larson concedes, will not reach a mass audience in the way that a film such as Kong: Skull Island could.

And that’s hard to shake. of build her from that point and then tear her apart. In the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s hit book, Brie Larson

And I've always wanted to talk to Abe Lincoln and Jimi Hendrix at the same time.That would be amazing.

We could be talking about a horny toad, that's also different. stay in the place that we left them. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. And the floor could be sort of trampoline-like, so perhaps if you fell you could bounce on the trampoline, but then it could have a dual purpose of jumping. So, there are certain things It would be like someone saying, "You've gotta paint with yellow." we not exhaust the audience?

Their adventure was supposed to last only three weeks but, as it turned out, they never went back to Sacramento. cleaning the floor with are baby clothes cut up from when Jack was a baby. That's actually from the movie "[The] Santa Clause" almost because all of my dreams are from the movies from my childhood. I've now seen "Short Term 12" (for which she also should have been nominated) about five times, and her performance blows me away every time. First of all, one wall would probably be slushies.

So you become really kind of excited and interested in your emotion and how you react to things. "Jurassic Park" the movie is based off of a book. Sort of on that note, how much do you think about how much "Short Term 12"—or even "Don Jon," a small role where you communicate so much without speaking—was essential emotional preparation for being able to do "Room" and be where you are now?Well, all of it is. Everything is so fresh in your mind