Brie Larson reveals she auditioned for 'Hunger Games', 'Star Wars' and 'Terminator' movies

Tom Beasley
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Brie Larson attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
Brie Larson attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards on February 22, 2020. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Oscar winner Brie Larson has revealed she auditioned unsuccessfully for a role in the Star Wars franchise, as well as The Hunger Games and one of the Terminator movies.

The 30-year-old star is now a key part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, but she had several bites at the blockbuster cherry before joining the MCU fold.

Larson revealed her string of unsuccessful auditions during the first video on her newly launched YouTube channel.

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She said she auditioned for a Star Wars film and then went on to recount some of her other failed auditions for major movies.

“I auditioned for Hunger Games, I auditioned for the Terminator reboot,” she added.

Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'. (Credit: Lionsgate)
Jennifer Lawrence in 'The Hunger Games'. (Credit: Lionsgate)

“I actually was thinking about the Terminator reboot today because I got a flat tire and I was like: ‘Oh the last time I got a flat tire was when I was driving into my audition for Terminator’.

“Got a flat tire at the audition, and then didn’t get the job."

The Terminator movie in question is likely 2015’s Terminator Genisys, in which Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke portrayed Sarah Connor.

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Larson has made no secret of her affection for major franchises, with Star Wars in particular often proving a focus of her Instagram feed.

Larson led her first blockbuster with Captain Marvel last year and then reprised the role in MCU finale Avengers: Endgame.

She won her first Oscar for Best Actress for her work as a kidnapped woman bringing up a boy in isolation in Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed Room in 2016.

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In 2017, Larson made her directorial debut with the fantasy drama Unicorn Store, which was ultimately released by Netflix.

She will return to her most famous role for the recently announced Captain Marvel 2 in July 2022.