Captain Marvel star Brie Larson shared her MTV Movie Award last night with her stunt doubles, bringing them on stage with her to pick up the gong for Best Fight.
Ingrid Kleinig and Joanna Bennett joined the 29-year-old actress to receive the accolade for the on-screen scrap between Carol Danvers and Gemma Chan's Minn-Erva, with Larson explaining that she ‘couldn't have done it without them’.
“This is so cool. First and foremost thank you MTV and thank you to the fans,” she said. “Thank you so much for voting for this film we’re so proud of.
“But I wanted to take this moment to really say thank you to the two women that are standing here beside me. These are the women who trained me and were also the stunt doubles for Captain Marvel.
“I could not have made this film without them. They are really the baseline for who she is. They are the living embodiment of Captain Marvel.”
Even though Kleinig and Bennett took some of the weight, Larson has previously detailed the rigorous training she underwent to take on the role of – arguably – the most powerful superhero in the MCU.
“I carved out nine months, and was like ‘I’m going to hit it as hard as I can and see how far I could go,’” she told People.
“I was able to get way further than I ever thought I would ever get to in my life. I never thought I’d be able to deadlift 225lbs, never thought I could hip thrust 400lbs, I didn’t even know hip thrust existed before and so that was great.
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“The martial arts, the boxing, all of that added a new element that’s really stuck with me that I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life continuing to study.
“Because I love the space my brain gets into when I’m doing it, it’s like a meditation, it really sticks with me and it’s profoundly changed the way I live my life.”
It's hoped Larson will be back as Carol Danvers for a second movie, but as yet there's nothing official confirmed.