By Meredith Lepore
Updated Aug 08, 2016 @ 8:00 am
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When it comes to prepping for a new acting role, Brie Larson has an impressive work ethic.

The Academy Award winner, who was recently announced to play Captain Marvel in first female-led superhero film from Marvel Studios, is already putting in a lot of time for the high-profile role by taking her work to bed with her. Over the weekend the actress took to Instagram to post a photo of herself lying on a couch perusing a Captain Marvel comic book—in character.

Larson wears the red, blue, and yellow costume seen worn by Captain Marvel on the cover as she snuggles up under a blanket and props herself up on a pillow. "LARSON INDUSTRIES R&D DEPT," she wrote in the caption.

Larson's latest role was made official last month at Comic-Con 2016, when president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige revealed details about the upcoming movie. "Captain Marvel has gone by many names in the comics, has had many people who've inhabited that costume and used that power base. I want to make it very clear: This hero's name is Carol Danvers," he said. Carol Danvers first appeared in the comics in 1967 and is a fighter pilot with special powers, including "flight, enhanced strength, durability, and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands. "

Larson is clearly very excited for her new role. At the time of her casting announcement at Comic-Con, she tweeted a picture of herself in a Captain Marvel hat at the event with the caption, "Call me Captain Marvel."

The film is set to come out March 2019.