As for the movie role that's made her feel the most empowered, she quickly responded, "Captain Marvel, playing Carol Danvers by far." Larson trained vigorously for nine months before they even began filming and learned she could do things she had never thought possible — like deadlifting 200 pounds.
"It changed me on like a cellular level," she said. "I was not the same person that I was before. When you overcome something, you start to realize the unlimited potential we have, and that's just been infectious to me."
Now, any time she needs a confidence boost, all it takes is thinking back to that role. "Since then, there has been this deeper understanding and knowing that I can do more, accomplish more, and be more confident with myself than I thought previously."