Brie Larson is defended by Samuel L. Jackson from critics “who hate strong women”

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By Aquaman

Co-star Samuel L. Jackson offered a lot of support to MCU actress Brie Larson in her fight against “incel dudes” who disparage strong women online. Being one of the most strong female characters in the industry, who Marvel continues to highlight throughout its spectrum, Brie Larson is no new to managing criticism and vitriol from fans online.

Some fans claimed that Larson was being sexist toward male critics on the press tour for the first Captain Marvel movie, which further fueled animosity toward her in subsequent films.

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Samuel L Jackson Comes To The Aid Of Brie Larson

Samuel L. Jackson, an MCU performer who will reunite with Brie Larson in this year’s The Marvels, spoke with Rolling Stone magazine about some of the misogynistic abuse he sees directed towards his co-star.

The 2017 film Kong: Skull Island served as their first collaboration, and he reflected on how it was “not the most wonderful experience:”

“Brie’s a stronger person than people give her credit for. We had done ‘Kong’ together, which was not the most wonderful experience for either of us. We became great friends during that particular experience because we were having such a hard time.

“Then, when she was doing her movie [‘Unicorn Store’] and trying to get a particular actor, I was in the makeup trailer with her and was like, ‘Why are you trying to hire this other actor and not trying to get me to do your movie?’ She said, ‘I didn’t think you’d ever do it… so, will you?’ And I was like, ‘Let’s do it.'”

The 2016 US presidential election, which Donald Trump won, also served as a catalyst for their friendship. Jackson advised Larson not to “let ’em break you” during that time:

“Then, we bonded through the election while we were doing her movie when Donald Trump won. She was broken and I was like, ‘Don’t let ‘em break you. You have to be strong now.

When approached about portraying Captain Marvel, Larson also questioned if she should join the MCU. As a result, Jackson strongly urged Larson to accept the job and reteam with him.

After hearing this, Jackson praised Larson for not letting “these incel dudes who hate strong women” influence her with their remarks and for being true to herself.

These remarks follow a significant review bombing of The Marvels’ initial trailer, in which many people incorrectly referred to the film as “woke” and berated Larson.

When asked how long she intended to remain in the MCU during an interview at the D23 Fan Expo, Larson even made fun of fans not wanting her to keep playing the part.