Brie Larson’s remarks in an interview with Marie Claire published last week are coming back to haunt her. In it, she said that press junkets for her movies have been filled by white male journalists, so she is hoping that she can diversify the junkets.
"About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male," she told the publication.
"So, I spoke to Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Iniative, who put together a study to confirm that.
"Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.
"After speaking with you Keah Brown, journalist; a woman of color with cerebral palsy, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of color, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others.
"When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses."
The backlash on sites like Rotten Tomatoes and social media sites has been significant, with many criticizing her for using her "soap box" to "unfairly come out against white males."
Captain Marvel is reportedly expected to make a $100 million box office debut when it drops March 8th. (That would place it higher than Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, but lower than Black Panther).