Here’s what the 27-year-old Oscar winner had to share with the mag:
On finally accepting the role of Captain Marvel: “It took me a really long time. I had to sit with myself, think about my life and what I want out of it. Ultimately, I couldn’t deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that’s progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would’ve had growing up. I really, really feel like it’s worth it if it can bring understanding and confidence to young women—I’ll do it.”
On her famous group of pals (including Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence): “[During Room press tours, I] felt lonely and bad sometimes…[and was] embarrassed to keep talking about [myself]. Emma wrote this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw Room, and we started talking. That [group of friends] saved my life.”
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