DP/30 @ TIFF '15: Room, Brie Larson

  • Published on Oct 19, 2015
  • She had a long career of TV, films, and music before Short Term 12 gave the world a view of her as a capital-A Actress. Now, in Room, she creates another indelible character, drawing extravagant praise from around the world. Meet Brie Larson...
    Earlier DP/30s with Brie:
    Solo: tvclip.biz/video/zmv-MMYfKNU/video.html
    With Short Term 12 Team: tvclip.biz/video/ap5reonBGws/video.html
    Shot in Toronto, September 2015
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Comments • 79

  • John Raiser
    John Raiser 3 months ago

    I'm sorry but I can't stand this woman, she seems unsympathetic in every interview and she's not really attractive either.

  • karl Alberto uy
    karl Alberto uy 4 months ago +1

    Stunning beautiful brie larson i watch this because of her and i love the way she talks in the interview the room best movie ever :)))

  • Abbey Kat
    Abbey Kat 7 months ago

    These comments are so judgmental 🙄 it seems like they’re both just exhausted. When I’m dead tired, I don’t feel like talking, conversation doesn’t flow as well, I’m not going to be perky and joking around. Constantly doing press is going to take its toll on both sides.

  • Gizem Avcısı
    Gizem Avcısı 7 months ago

    Oglum bu nasil bir kiz lan çok güzel Is :)

  • ben thai
    ben thai 7 months ago


  • ben thai
    ben thai 7 months ago

    8:27 Not bad!

  • ben thai
    ben thai 7 months ago


  • ben thai
    ben thai 7 months ago

    28:15 Nope time?

  • Ryan J
    Ryan J 8 months ago +1

    lol the fact that they misspelled her name on thumbnail

  • ben thai
    ben thai 8 months ago


  • ben thai
    ben thai 8 months ago

    errr 8:27

  • Misha G.
    Misha G. 8 months ago

    It’s so hilarious if you compare that interview with a newer one. Now she’s literally only talking about herself and bragging with everything possible

  • julesViktor
    julesViktor 8 months ago

    That plastic bottle ruins the whole interview...so 2015, oh it was in 2015. Sorry :P

  • ben thai
    ben thai 9 months ago


  • ben thai
    ben thai 9 months ago

    ah nevermind 19:19

    JEUNICE MARIANO 10 months ago

    If you’re watching in 2019, you’d think and believe Brie has been good at following the KonMari method as her acting method.

  • franzxiya
    franzxiya 10 months ago

    The interviewer trying to make a point but then brie knows what the interviewer is going for so she let her guard up! Good job.

  • siddharth nagar
    siddharth nagar 11 months ago +4

    She gives me JODIE FOSTER vibes

  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith Year ago

    She wants to fuck

  • Andrew Flood
    Andrew Flood Year ago +1


  • Bethany
    Bethany Year ago +5

    i didn't find Brie rude i think it's the other way around. from the start of the interview the interviewee's comment is already ehh "let's talk about your favorite thing in the world, just talk about yourself" really? i mean it might be sacrastic but c'on

    • ZaxProxy
      ZaxProxy 11 months ago

      It's at least their second interview - she told him she's an introvert etc. - DP often builds up rapport with people and I'm pretty sure both got the irony, that it's hard for her to do interviews :)

  • bh617
    bh617 2 years ago +1

    Really surprised by her attitude in this - look at all her Craig Ferguson appearances and she's SO cool and sweet and charming and hilarious - I realize this is a more serious interview but I found it a bit sad that that persona of hers is nowhere to be found here. She was kind of a bore with seemingly no sense of humor or herself, and very guarded. Not what I expected.

  • meg27mm
    meg27mm 2 years ago

    Yay! This is back on here after ages too! Thank you! :)

  • Jessy Tallent
    Jessy Tallent 3 years ago +5

    Brie Larson is so strong and brave for this! she had to tap into her inner sadness and own growing up and become the character Ma (Joy Newenan?) You dont see enough movies where the girls look and act real! I believed her, I engaged and went on an emotional rollercoaster with her, I really related!

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 3 years ago +16

    *Update 6:* Brie Larson has just won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress ! Room swept the awards, winning in every category it was nominated in.

    • cronicasjonicas
      cronicasjonicas 8 months ago

      New update, she is Captain Marvel and her movie made over a billion dollars

  • DruMeister
    DruMeister 3 years ago

    Wow fucking LOVE Brie Larson's insanely expansive answers.

  • DruMeister
    DruMeister 3 years ago

    damn the interviewer is fucking interrogative AF

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 3 years ago +20

    *Update 5:* Brie Larson just won the Academy Award for Best Actress!

  • 2bela4
    2bela4 3 years ago +3

    Yay she won an Oscar:) go Brie!

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 3 years ago +14

    *Update 4*: Brie Larson just won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

    • Jo
      Jo 3 years ago +2

      And now the Oscar for best actress too.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 3 years ago +15

    *Update 3:* Brie Larson just won the BAFTA Award (Britain) for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

  • Notyouitsme
    Notyouitsme 4 years ago +4

    I loved every bit of the movie, it was so well made from Jack's perspective that all i wanted was the same things that made him feel confortable, like going back to the room, not wanting to make the things Ma told him to do in order to be free this was the key to a sucessfull story, see that worlfdthrough Jack's eyes and feel what he feels and what he wants, amazing acting from both Bria and Jacob. I'll be waiting for her oscar.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 4 years ago +3

    *Update 2:* Brie Larson just won the S.A.G. Award for Female Actor in a Lead Role.

  • Cody S.
    Cody S. 4 years ago +39

    She is so eloquent even when delivered difficult questions. She speaks authentically without ego. Something we seldom find in Hollywood.

  • Lucio Franco
    Lucio Franco 4 years ago +10

    Just seems like a really cool, smart girl. Thanks for your performance Brie, love you

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 4 years ago +16

    *Update 1:* Brie Larson just won the 2015 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a drama. Next up: The Oscars! Go Brie !!!!

  • Auntkekebaby
    Auntkekebaby 4 years ago +10

    Wonderful actress. Humble, intelligent and TALENTED!

  • Philip Moore
    Philip Moore 4 years ago +8

    my god I just realised she was a six chick in 13 going on 30 btw she's going to win the oscar

    • Jessy Tallent
      Jessy Tallent 3 years ago +1

      +Philip Moore I thought the same thing! not enough strong female lead roles which have this honesty and depth! she seemed so real

    • Philip Moore
      Philip Moore 4 years ago +2

      +Philip Moore I'll say one more thing I thought her performance was astonishing it was that good one of the best female performances ive seen in years

  • Autumn Henderson-Brazie
    Autumn Henderson-Brazie 4 years ago +18

    wow, what a fascinating interview. I loved hearing about her methods to fully "become" her character. The eloquence with which she describes her process is inspiring.

  • Cristobal Tapia de Veer
    Cristobal Tapia de Veer 4 years ago +7

    Can't blame an actor for not wanting to make "friends" with interviewers.

  • Kenneth Sutton
    Kenneth Sutton 4 years ago

    Where's Tommy Wiseau?

  • calmandpeaceful
    calmandpeaceful 4 years ago +8

    She answered that terrible question with total grace, go Brie

  • .m.
    .m. 4 years ago +3

    She's so cocky here. What happened to her?

    • Jessy Tallent
      Jessy Tallent 3 years ago

      +.m. it looked to me like she had to take a poo

  • Jamie Martin
    Jamie Martin 4 years ago +10

    Very well said ,David. I never comment but the camera does not lie and interviews are sensitive things . I love watching your interviews... I could listen to Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain all day... you are fighting the 'good fight' as you say. From a nobody from South Africa ... you rock dude.

  • ol
    ol 4 years ago +3

    the interviewer is pretty rude. also in the paul dano interview. and both interviewees notice it and are on guard the whole time.

  • apple-sauce
    apple-sauce 4 years ago +7

    Yeah I agree with Dave, she wasn't rude at all, nor was he! However, I do believe she tries a bit too hard to come across as a film connoisseur (if you will).
    Her answer to the process question? I don't know what to make of that.... It's the first time I've heard such a response. Surely the ''magic'' she refers to, lies in the whole of the end product. Revealing how you prepared for a role does not deconstruct the movie.

    • zehra nehar inan
      zehra nehar inan 2 years ago

      apple-sauce also she told how she prepared many times. I didn't get her there.

  • Brendan Taylor
    Brendan Taylor 4 years ago +5

    I think it's just different energies at points, she seems caught off guard by David's conversational style interview at first. Maybe because she's coming off interviews that have a very set, formatted process.

  • Caitlin Stedman
    Caitlin Stedman 4 years ago +19

    I don't see her as rude or uptight at all. I feel she is just focused on answering the questions and thinking them through before she speaks. I cannot wait to see this film!

  • mrandrew777
    mrandrew777 4 years ago +8

    Ha ha, Mr. Poland is not at all condescending in this interview! He is just very, very tired. Poor fellow, he must have done a lot of interviews that day. Brie Larson seems very nice. Not everyone can be as charming as Meryl Streep or Jessica Chastain or Emily Blunt.

  • UlrichUlrich
    UlrichUlrich 4 years ago +6

    I loved THE GAMBLER - not many did, but I thought it was stylish, had a cool soundtrack, and Mark Wahlberg was amazing - I normally don't respond to him. David, you liked The Gambler, too, didn't you? Maybe you and I were the only ones! But I agree that the movie could've used more scenes involving Brie's character.
    About the interview: yes, the vibe between you guys was a little tense and awkward, but I think she was tired from doing press - she looks worn out. And sometimes, David, you're not always as precise as perhaps you should be, with your questions, and so you have to repeat the question and elaborate 'till the interviewee understands the question, and some interviewees tend to get a little annoyed with that... but you've been critized for your interview-skills before, so you know all that. But when you have REALLY great chemistry with an interviewee and the interviewee has a personable personality, your interviews can be a joy to watch - the most recent example being your interview with Olivia Wilde, who's so well-spoken, smart and engaging, that she must've been a pleasure to interview.

    • Brendan Taylor
      Brendan Taylor 4 years ago

      +UlrichUlrich I think it's a matter of connecting, some people connect and some don't. I like that David doesn't force this, or put on airs and try to be someone he's not. Brie is very up-front, has a very extroverted energy, whereas David is subtler. They have different energies that are obvious in the interview but that's not necessarily a negative. Just depends on the individual.

  • DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood

    I don't normally speak to comments about interviewees, but I don't think Brie was "a pill" or rude. I do think her public persona is conscious and evolving. I felt she was trying to both be open and not excessively exposed.. which I sympathize with and have seen happen with many actors.
    I just rematched the interview and am not sure when or how I was condescending in any way. But if anyone saw it that way, I can only say, "sorry" and suggest that perhaps the tension of probing when someone is uncomfortable being probed can give off some odd vibes.

    • Jessy Tallent
      Jessy Tallent 3 years ago +5

      +DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood Dude, I loved this interview. To the folks sayin she acted rude or some shit, I mean come on, the movie was so dark and her prep for the role must have ripped her heart out! She's gone on to speak about the real life kidnapping and sex crimes and has helped raise awareness for something which happens in our world for something so dark and no one talks about that! His interview is mainly focusing on her role she played and her prep for the role, which is awesome. She had to re-enter that part of her mind where she spent over two years becoming this person she played. I would also feel and look rattled if I had to relive my darkest moments, scripted or unscripted, ya know?

    • Myrest
      Myrest 4 years ago +10

      great interview bro. I loved it, I don't get what the problem is. I love her.

    • meg27mm
      meg27mm 4 years ago +7

      +DP/30: The Oral History Of Hollywood You couldn't have been more accommodating and responsive in this interview so I find any negative comments on your conduct just bizarre. Having watched her previous interview with you and other interviews of her, she did definitely came across as blunt and not as approachable as she can be but one can only put that down to her head space in discussing this role for which she clearly immersed herself into a very withdrawn and isolated world. So hopefully, that was the only reason for it, either way the interview conveyed exactly what it intended to, so as per usual - well done, Dave!

  • Karan Nischol
    Karan Nischol 4 years ago +9

    Brilliant actress. And a big fan of this series. However, I felt like the interviewer was kind of condescending here (for the very first time). Why would you ask a serious actress like her (or anyone) - can you do this again?

  • ABM
    ABM 4 years ago +22

    I like her
    She is very matured

  • Dennis Sorensen
    Dennis Sorensen 4 years ago +8

    Another great interview. Thanks David!

  • Elaine C
    Elaine C 4 years ago +38

    I love how Brie answered beyond herself even though the questions did concern herself. She's so eloquent, invested, and honest. And she maintained her inner child and everyone else's to the end :) Great how this was shot in one take with that random interruption too haha. Nice mix of questions about the film and herself. Really appreciated this interview so thank you for sharing!

  • Adam Beckett
    Adam Beckett 4 years ago +11

    This American obsession with 'psychology' to a pathological degree, this 'method acting', is so weird. UK (stage) actors would just turn a switch on and off, delivering the lines, before going back to their trailer, reading The Times and drinking tea?

    • Adam Beckett
      Adam Beckett 4 years ago +1

      There's a great anecdote Michael Caine used to tell about Peter O'Toole & Richard Burton, together. I only tell that one in person though, preferably after 1AM, in Hotel bars.

    • lukebccb
      lukebccb 4 years ago +3

      +Adam Beckett: That explains Gary Oldman.

  • truemvp27
    truemvp27 4 years ago +4

    He's a great interviewer

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 4 years ago +9

    The book Brie is referring to is Room, by Canadian author Emma Donohue (2010). It was a North American best seller. The movie is slightly different from the novel but still draws a lot from the book. Room won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival this year. You should also check out Brie Larson's early music videos on youtube, they are cute.

    • Joe Smith
      Joe Smith 4 years ago

      @Dick Spanner
      Yes, good point. Hence, Emma's Irish accent.

    • Dick Spanner
      Dick Spanner 4 years ago

      Although she lives in Canada and is a Canadian citizen she was born and raised in Dublin Ireland.

  • somethingsoon
    somethingsoon 4 years ago +6

    Great actor, great person!

  • KatreadsM
    KatreadsM 4 years ago +4

    I've been waiting for this one! thank you :)