Brie Larson - Surviving "Room"

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"Room" star Brie Larson talks about researching her role as a woman held captive for seven years. (5:18)

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>> Trevor: PLEASE WELCOME BRIELARSON.

(APPLAUSE)

WELCOME.

>> HI!

(APPLAUSE)

>> I GOT A LOT TO LIVE UPTO AFTER THAT CLIP.

I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO APOLOGIZE.

>> Trevor: YOU KNOW WHAT, ITSEEMS LIKE SUCH A HEAVY MOVIE.

AND I WATCHED IT KNOWING NOTHINGABOUT IT.

>> YEAH.

>> Trevor: AND IT'S ACTUALLY ABEAUTIFUL STORY.

IT'S A REALLY COOL FEEL-GOODSTORY.

I MEAN YOU BASICALLY ARE A STAYAT HOME MOM, RIGHT, THAT IS WHAT

YOU ARE.

>> YEAH, PRETTY MUCH, IN A WAY,THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.

YOU GOT IT RIGHT.

JUST A VERY CRUMMY APARTMENT.

I DON'T DO MUCH FOR MYSELF.

THE MAN JUST BRINGS HOME THEGOODS AND I JUST-- WE JUST LIVE

OFF OF THAT.

>> Trevor: FOR THOSE WHO DON'TKNOW, SOME PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE BUT THIS IS ASTORY-- I CAN FEEL THAT.

I WILL ELABORATE.

THIS IS INSANE STORY.

I GUESS I RELATE TO THIS TO THESTORY IN AUSTRIA BUT THE THING

HAPPENED IN I THINK IT WASCLEVELAND, WASN'T IT.

>> YUP.

>> Trevor: WHERE A WOMAN WASTRAPPED IN A BASEMENT BY A MAN

AND FOR YEARS NOBODY KNEW THATSHE WAS THERE.

THIS IS AN INSTAIN STORY.

I FELT SORRY FOR YOU WHEN I SAWYOU.

>> I KNOW, I KONLT MAKE EYECONTACT.

HE WALKED IN, HE WAS LIKE THANKYOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING.

>> Trevor: I FEEL LIKE YOU AREA SURVIVOR, THAT IS HOW I FELT.

>> WELL, THAT IS VERY NICE, BUTSURVIVED WHAT, THE MAKING OF A

MOVIE.

>> Trevor: WHICH IS VERYDIFFICULT.

>> IT IS VERY, VERY HARD.

LIKE I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU MADEIT THROUGH.

>> Trevor: HOW DO YOU PREPAREFOR THIS?

DO YOU-- DO YOU STAY IN A ROOMFOR A LONG TIME?

>> YES, YEAH, YOU SET YOURACCEPT FOR ANY TYPE OF SITUATION

SO THAT YOU CAN REALLY LIVE IT.

NO YOU JUST, WITH THIS TYPE OFTHING YOU LOOK TO EXPERTS TO

HELP YOU OUT.

SO I SPOKE WITH A TRAUMASPECIALIST.

I SPOKE WAY DOCTORS ANDNUTRITIONISTS TO TRY AND FIGURE

OUT HOW HER MIND AND HER BODYWOULD REACT TO THIS TYPE OF

SITUATION.

BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO BIZARRE.

>> Trevor: AFTER BEING LOCKEDIN A ROOM AND NOT RECEIVING

FOOD.

>> YEAH, I MEAN, I PERSONALLYHAVEN'T GONE THROUGH THAT AND I

DIDN'T KNOW ANYBODY IN MY LIFEWHO HAD GONE THROUGH THAT.

SO YOU KIND OF HAVE TO LOOK TOOTHER PEOPLE.

>> Trevor: I KNOW HUNGRYPEOPLE WHERE I AM FROM.

>> I SHOULD HAVE ASKED ABOUT IT.

I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T KNOW THAT IHAD SUCH A GOOD RESOURCE.

>> Trevor: NOW YOU KNOW.

COME TO ME.

>> THE NEXT TIME.

>> Trevor: HUNGRY RESOURCES.

>> PERSONALLY, I DIDN'T KNOWWHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO LIKE

NOT BRUSH YOUR TEETH FOR SEVENYEARS, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE

WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE.

>> Trevor: IN THE STORY, IT'SAMAZING, NOT JUST FROM YOURSELF

BUT FOR A LOT OF THE MOVIE T ISYOURSELF AND YOUR SON IN THE

FILM, PLAYED BY TREMBLA--

>> I CAN'T TELL IF YOU JUST SAIDIT TWO DIFFERENT WAYS--

(LAUGHTER)

>> Trevor: JACOB.>> JACOB, SOUNDS TBREAT.

>> Trevor: SOUNDS GOOD.

PEOPLE SAY IN HOLLYWOOD, DON'TWORK WITH KIDS AND ANIMALS, IS

THAT TRUE?

>> YEAH, THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY.

BUT I NEVER LISTEN TO THATADVICE.

WE ALSO HAVE A DOG IN THE MOVIE.

SO I GUESS I--

>> Trevor: YOU WENTEVERYTHING.

>> I GO AGAINST IT ALL.

>> Trevor: IT WAS AMAZING.

>> I BELIEVE NO RULES.

LET'S BREAK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

LET'S DO MOVIES ONLY WITHCHILDREN AND DOGS.

>> Trevor: BUT MOVIES THAT AREINSIDE THE BOX.

BUT DO MOVIES THAT ARE INSIDEA BOX.

>> INSIDE A BOX, OUTSIDE OF THEBOX TO RETHINK THE BOX.

>> Trevor: HE WAS AMAZING, YOUWERE AMAZING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Trevor: THE STORY IS SUCH ABEAUTIFUL, IT'S A WONDERFUL

PIECE THAT YOU PLAYED IN THIS.

DID YOU CRY WHEN YOU WATCHED IT.

>> I ACTUALLY CRIED WHEN JACOBSEES THE DOG -- I JUST LOST IT.

IT IS ONE OF THE VERY FEWTHINGS I WASN'T THERE FOR.

THAT WAS ONE MOMENT THAT IWASN'T THERE ON SET.

AND SO I JUST-- HIS LITTLE, HEHAS THIS SMIRK THAT IS JUST-- IT

JUST KILLS ME -- YOU KIND OFSEE IT A LITTLE BIT IN THAT

CLIP, MAYBE.

BUT EVERY TIME I SEE HIS FACE IWANT TO CRY.

>> Trevor: HE'S AMAZING.

HE IS GOING TO BE GREAT.

I HOPE HE FOLLOWS YOUR PATHBECAUSE YOU WERE A CHILD ACTRESS

WHO IS NOW A FUNCTIONING HUMANBEING.

>> TRUE, VERY, VERY TRUE.

>> Trevor: SO I HOPE THAT HEFOLLOWS YOUR PATH AND CONTINUES.

>> THE BIG DIFFERENCE THOUGH ISI DIDN'T START WORKING UNTIL

ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO.

SO HE'S GOT WAY MORE CREDITSTHAN I DID.

WE'LL SEE.

>> Trevor: BUT HE'S ALSO NOTUP FOR AN OSCAR OR IS HE?

>> HE MIGHT BE.

NO ONE IS UP FOR OSCARS NOW.

LET'S NOT START RUMORS.

>> Trevor: I THINK YOU-- IFYOU ARE NOT GETTING AN OSCAR,

I'M GOING TO PROTEST, YES.

>> PROTEST, WHAT?

>> Trevor: THE FACT THAT YOUHAVEN'T BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN

OSCAR.

I THINK IT IS OSCAR WORTHY.

>> SHOULD WE GO TO D.C. .

>> Trevor: I WILL LOCK MYSELFIN A ROOM AND NOT EAT ANY FOOD

AND STAY IN THE ROOM WITH A DOGAND A LITTLE CHILD UNTIL YOU WIN

THAT OSCAR.

>> VERY GOOD.

SO YOU ARE GOING TO CHANGECAREERS COMPLETELY AND BECOME

DAVID BLAIN, IS BASICALLYWHAT--

>> Trevor: THAT'S EXACTLY WHATI AM GOING TO DO.