Samuel L. Jackson has shared his support for Brie Larson after the CaptainAmerica Star was the victim of an online abuse campaign.
Larson, 33, has appeared in films alongside Jackson Kong: Skull Island (2017), unicorn shop (2017) and Captain Marvel (2019).
After Larson was cast as Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, in the popular Marvel superhero series, he was targeted by online trolls.
Speak with Rolling Stone In a new interview, Jackson condemned the abuse Larson received from “incel guys who hate strong women.”
“Brie is a stronger person than people give her credit for,” he said. “We made it Kong together, which was not the best experience for any of us. We became good friends during this special experience because we were going through such a difficult time.”
He recalled that the duo “bonded” when Donald Trump was controversially elected US President.
“She was broken and I said, ‘Don’t let them break you.’ “Now you have to be strong,” Jackson recalled. “Then when she came Captain MarvelShe called me and said, ‘They want me in the Marvel Universe.’ Should I do it?’ And I was like, ‘Damn, yes! Let’s do it!'”
“But she won’t let any of that happen [online abuse] Destroy them,” Jackson continued. “These incel guys who hate strong women, or the fact that she’s a feminist who has an opinion and is voicing it? Everyone wants people to be what they want. She is who she is and she really is.”
Jackson has played the character of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for more than a decade.
He will serve as the lead actor for the character’s own series spin-off. Secret invasioncoming to Disney+ this week.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jackson commented on the prospect of having his image digitally recreated in films using CGI technology after his death.
“Ever since I’ve been in the Marvel Universe, every time you change costumes in a Marvel movie, you get scanned,” he revealed. “Since I did it Captain Marveland they did the Lola project, where they aged me and everything else, it’s like, ‘Well, I guess they can do that anytime they want, if they really want it!'”
In Captain MarvelJackson has been aged by three decades to approximate his 1990s appearance.
“It could be a cause for concern,” he said pulp Fiction Stern continued. “Future actors should do what I always do when I get a contract and it says ‘permanent’ and ‘known and unknown’: I cross that shit out.
“It’s my way of saying, ‘No, I’m not okay with that.'”
Secret invasion Premiered on Disney+ on June 21, 2023.