You’ve probably already heard how impressive and epic “Avengers: Endgame” is from either the critics or through word of mouth.
And you probably know that the movie shattered box-office records this past weekend because the outlets shoved it down your throat. It’s one of the most self-congratulatory things Hollywood has maybe ever done and they keep perpetuating the close relationships of the cast and how they’ve evolved over ten years because that’s part of the “Endgame,” right?
But it’s become clear in recent weeks that most of the “Avengers: Endgame” cast don’t particularly care for this Marvel actress newcomer.
Working on a play, film or television set can create such a camaraderie that these filmmakers go on being best friends – and sometimes lovers – for the rest of their lives.
However, sometimes it can be the complete opposite. Sometimes they grow to hate each other.
Probably the most infamous example of the latter is the Joan Crawford and Bette Davis feud that developed while they were shooting “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
David O. Russell – director of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter” – famously punched George Clooney in the face during principal photography for “Three Kings,” because the superstar actor approached him about being harsh towards some of the extras.
Recently, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson feuded with Vin Diesel on the last “Fast and the Furious” film. It happens but usually these actors are professionals who need to be diplomatic.
But sometimes it’s hard to keep that feeling of ill-will towards your colleague contained.
And that’s how it seems many of the Avengers’ actors feel about “Captain Marvel” herself, Brie Larson.
The Academy Award winning actress for “The Room” might just be one of the most progressive actresses in all of Hollywood who is pushing Marvel/Disney to be more representative of the LGBT community and such recently on her press junket tour for “Avengers: Endgame.”
But her co-stars really seemed annoyed with her presence and the clout she’s been receiving as one of the main Avengers, but keep in mind that it’s subtle.
At 39 seconds in, Larson nudges both of them with “right guys,” and it’s hard to discern exactly what Don Cheadle says specifically but it’s pretty clear he’s saying to her, “don’t touch me.”
They’re also rolling their eyes at what she’s saying during the first question.
At 2:30, Larson brags about how she did all of her own stunts, which everyone knows that has ever worked on an action film – for insurance purposes the studio won’t allow them to do that. It costs too much money. It’s cheaper to have the stunt double do it.
The only person in Hollywood that can get away with that is Tom Cruise as he is a professional stuntman himself. In fact, and this is true, he’s usually the most qualified stuntman on any set he’s on.
And coincidentally enough, Hemsworth jokes with her about her comment “what are you Tom Cruise?”
Larson replies “Umm… no I’m my own me.” Spoken like a true privileged feminist.
The awkwardness throughout this interview is palpable and undeniable.
In another press junket interview Larson had with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the first question proposed to both of them was about how they use their celebrity platform to influence people.
Larson replied with a sort of fake humility about how she focuses on “self-improvement,” but admitted that she wants to use her “platform” for social change.
And when Renner had his chance to answer he did a 180 and said that he refuses to use his “platform” for anything of the sort. It was a cold hard slap in the face.
You can watch it here: