Hollywood may be gearing up to celebrate the best films of 2014, but we’re already looking towards the future. Namely the highly anticipated film adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2010 bestseller, Room. To get the scoop, we caught up with the film's star Brie Larson while she was promoting The Gambler.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the book, it tells the story of Ma and her son, Jack, who live in together in a single 11 x 11-foot room. For the young boy, this has been his whole life, but his mother, it’s a prison broken up only by the daily nighttime visitor known as Old Nick.
While there is no release date yet for the film, Larson, who plays Ma, was eager to talk about her role as a mother in the movie. “I really loved it! It made my job feel really easy,” the 25-year-old actress told us. “I wasn’t so caught up in what I was doing all the time. It was more about supporting and loving this kid and allowing him to do his best job, as well as creating this environment. He doesn’t believe that there’s anything outside of this 11 x 11-foot room, so it was fun to get into that world with him.”
And Larson didn’t just create their world together on screen--she and the rest of the cast actually broke out the hammers to build it too. “We built the room and then we spent a month in it,” Larson said. “It was really a interesting and bizarre experience.” We bet!
Keep your eyes out for more news about Room in 2015, and be sure to see Larson in The Gambler, in theaters now.