She said: “It is tiring to spend so much time figuring out in detail what you are going to say. “I need to know that I can do something silly or simple and it won’t blow everything up, which sounds really ridiculous almost a year later.”
She sees vlog as research for a new project. “When I’m preparing for a role, it’s like being in love,” she said. “You want to think about them, you want to talk about them, and everywhere you go, you get almost magical signs because your whole world is love.”
Part of her research involves video calling to successful YouTube users to find out their secrets. In that first announcement video, there were moments where Ms. Larson matched the emotional temperature of each vlogger.
Kelly Stamps, a vlogger, said in the video: “People like to live indirectly through YouTuber, they like it, it’s weird. “Like if you just look at my comments, people just say, ‘I love seeing you in front of the camera.’ Be easy to understand by being honest. “
During a call with Zoom in April, Ms. Larson tied back her damp hair and fixed the collar of her tartan Batsheva evening gown. She just came out of the sauna and ice bath, recovering from the training session for “Captain Marvel 2”. Sometimes, she posts vlogs about her workouts with her coach, Jason Walsh. “I just want to feel like in the human world, I can accomplish what she’s doing in this superhero world,” she said. “And it helped me inform the character. It doesn’t make sense to just stand there and say, ‘CGI will take care of this.’
Over the years, Ms. Larson has learned how “flexible” her mind and body can be. “They can change good and bad depending on what I’m doing,” she said. She struggled mentally when she played characters like Joy Newsome in “Room” and Grace Howard in “Short Term 12”, but with Captain Marvel and Kit from “Unicorn Store”, she first directed She feels she grasped some of the character’s traits and took them home with her.