Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson is seemingly on top of the world.
On Saturday at Comic-Con, the 26-year-old Room actress landed a major gig and was confirmed to portray Captain Marvel in Marvel Studio’s first female-driven flick, set to drop in 2019. And while her talents are for sure what has scored her one major role after the next, Larson is making sure to thank her fans along the way.
The new redhead took to Instagram Tuesday morning to not just share a gorgeous image of herself cozying up on the couch, but also voice her appreciation of her followers and dismiss any hateful naysayers.
“Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend,” she wrote in her caption, moving on to explain why being herself whole-heartedly can oftentimes be frightening. “We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgment. It’s scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside. Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too.”
Woke up this morning thinking about the tidal wave of support I got this weekend. It was nerve-racking to trust fall into the Internet! I know who I am, but its wild how quickly you can forget once someone calls you something terrible. I was reminded how the acceptance of community is a deeply rooted need - but I don't want to live worried people will hate me because I'm myself! We should all have the freedom to be our authentic selves without fear or judgement. It's scary to chip away at all the hardness we coat ourselves with to protect that perfect little being inside. Yeah, people can be mean, but they can also be so many other wonderful things too. Let's make this place a safe space. No hate and more understanding. To the followers that are new: welcome! Sometimes I let people take over my Instagram to share their views of the world. That's coming up next. Thanks for joining us!
Larson also welcomed her new followers and teased about upcoming takeovers that she’s planning for her account. The post comes just a few days after she also used the social media platform to share an epic throwback image next to which she dishes on all things self confidence. “I worried I was too fat, too ugly, too depressingly banal to be honored,” she wrote of the moment in which the image was captured. “But today I see this moment and feel only love for myself.”
Now that’s a total 180.