Room actress Brie Larson has become one of the most sought after stars in the business, not only in the acting industry, but also with plenty of fashion magazines wanting to work with her. However, Brie has been talking about her experiences with the fashion industry, insisting that there is too much sexism that still takes place there.
Larson said, "The first time I got a spread in a fashion magazine, there was a one-off piece of clothing from the runway. I asked, 'Can you only be in magazines if you're the size of this one piece?' There was this silence. Men get custom suits or shirts made to fit, but as women, if you don't fit into that sample you bump up against an aspect of your career you can never blossom into. We'd all love to get out of this cycle of abuse where our mental weight is based on our body weight."
It is not only the fashion industry that has disappointed Brie Larson over the years though, as the actress has admitted that she has also had some experience in the acting industry that has thrown her over the years. Brie recalled one incident in particular, when she was in an audition and was made to feel like she was just there to look sexy, rather than being there for her acting talent.
Larson added, "Female sexuality was confusing for me. I went to auditions where they wanted a sassy, smart, sexy girl. I would arrive in sneakers and they'd say, 'Come back in a mini-skirt and heels.' I would come back and blow the audition. I felt more in my body when I wasn't dressing as a fantasy for the male gaze."
While we cannot wait to see Brie Larson starring in the Captain Marvel movie, she can currently be seen on the big screen in the new movie Kong: Skull Island.