Brie Larson wears a lacy Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci dress on the cover of Elle magazine’s March 2016 issue, on newsstands February 16.
Here’s what the 26-year-old Oscar nominated actress had to share:
On her father: “When legally I didn’t have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it. As a kid I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn’t do himself any favors. I don’t think he ever really wanted to be a parent. It wasn’t until truly recently that I realized that’s why so much of my work was so volatile. All of the stuff I wasn’t dealing with in my actual life—all of this anger, my fears and my vulnerabilities—I didn’t feel comfortable expressing because I felt like it was part of the human code that when we’re out in the public space, everyone’s perfect and good, and we’re all nice women, and we dress well and we brush our hair and agree with these customs.”
On getting star-struck at recent events: “It was crazy. It was pretty much, like, Helen Mirren, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, and me. Then Jennifer Lawrence came in for a little bit, and Kate Winslet, Carey Mulligan…. But it was kind of all that group, with all of these different press things that we had to do. You’re having meals together, and doing these roundtables—I felt like I was hallucinating. Most of those people I’d never met before, so it was like the moment when you’re not at the kid’s table anymore: Wow, not only am I sitting with these legends, but Kate Winslet saw me and ran across the room and grabbed me and with such a beautiful intensity said, ‘I am so fucking excited for you!’ I love her.”
For more from Brie, visit Elle.com.