Samuel L Jackson Shares Support For Brie Larson After The Lawsuit Captain America the star was the victim of an online abuse campaign.
Larson, 33, has appeared alongside Jackson in films such as Kong: Skull Island (2017), unicorn shop (2017) and Captain Marvel (2019).
After being cast as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in the popular Marvel superhero series, Larson became the target of online trolls.
Talking to Rolling Stone In a new interview, Jackson condemned the abuse Larson received from “strong women-hating incel guys”.
He said: “Brie is a stronger person than people give her. “We did Kong together, it wasn’t the best experience for either of us. We became great friends during that special experience because we had such a hard time.”
He recalls that the duo “got together” when Donald Trump was elected to the controversial US presidency.
She was broken and I was like, ‘Don’t let them break you. Now you have to be strong,'” Jackson recalls. “Then when she received Captain Marvel, she called me and said, ‘They want me in the Marvel Universe. Should I?’ And I was like, ‘Damn it! Let’s do it!'”
“But she won’t let any of it go [online abuse] destroy her,” Jackson continued. “The incel guys hate strong women, or is the fact that she’s a feminist has an opinion and expresses it? Everyone wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is, and she really is.
Jackson has played Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for over a decade.
He is set to lead the character’s serialized spin-off, secret invasionpremieres on Disney+ this week.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jackson weighed in on the possibility that his image would be digitally recreated in films using CGI technology after his death.
“Ever since I joined the Marvel Universe, every time you change your outfit in a Marvel movie, they scan you,” he revealed. “Ever since I did Captain Marveland they did the Lola project, where they age me and everything, like, ‘Well, I guess they can do this any time they want if they really want to!’”
IN Captain MarvelJackson has aged three decades to closely resemble his appearance in the 1990s.
“That can be worrisome,” Pulp fiction the star continues. “Future actors should do what I always do when I get the contract and it has the words ‘permanent’ and ‘known and unknown’ on it: I crossed that out.
“That’s my way of saying, ‘No, I don’t approve of this.'”
secret invasion premieres on Disney+ on June 21, 2023.