During her training for Captain Marvel, Brie Larson reportedly got strong enough to push a Jeep up a hill on her own.
Larson, who stars as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel before joining the other heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers 4, had never starred in an action film of this caliber before signing onto the movie. Naturally, she had to go through rigorous training to get into superhero shape, some of which is surprising, even by the standards set by other actors.
During an interview with Screen Rant, Larson revealed some of the details about her training regiment, which it turns out included pushing a Jeep up a hill, on her own. However, initially, the idea was more of a gag than anything else.
“It was a joke,” Larson explained, “…with my trainer, Jason Walsh, that I wanted to be able to, we were joking about it… I spent nine months training with him ahead of time, and I was getting super strong. And I was like, 'Well, [Captain Marvel] can move planets, the least I could do is move a car…' And I just showed up in the gym one day and he was like, 'All right, let's do it.'"
Larson reportedly managed to push the car up a hill with surprisingly little difficulty. She even managed to do it with someone sitting in the front seat, which she didn’t realize until the interview actually made the car heavier. Larson went on to talk about the euphoria that comes from getting so into shape, saying that pushing a Jeep up a hill with your bare hands is “…really probably not a safe thing to do, but it felt super satisfying, and I felt really crazy afterwards. Because when you do stuff like that, I had never lifted weights, or done things until this movie like that. So you get these crazy highs, and then you're just kind of collapse onto the floor.”
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Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, and Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace and Annette Bening in as-yet-undisclosed roles. The film arrives March 8, 2019.