Brie Larson on Why ‘Every Interaction Is a Chance to Bring Hope’

Published on Oct 12, 2019

Brie Larson on Why ‘Every Interaction Is a Chance to Bring Hope’

Brie Larson talked about her upcoming film “Just Mercy” and the Equal Justice Initiative at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon on Friday at the Beverly Wilshire.

Larson was being honored at the luncheon presented by Lifetime for her work with the Equal Justice Initiative (Eji). In “Just Mercy,” she portrays one of the co-founders of the organization, Eva Ansley, who also accompanied her at the event.

She was introduced by Natalie Portman, a former Power of Women honoree herself. Portman first met Larson through their work with Time’s Up. “I was immediately struck by her all-encompassing warmth, her completely unique way of seeing the world, and her razor-sharp intellect,” Portman said. “It became quickly clear that Brie would become a leader.”

Larson, Portman explained, “tirelessly” devoted herself to getting more women and people of color represented in entertainment journalism. “And suddenly, a practice that we had all become used to — namely,

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Author: Alex Stedman