Brie Larson has had fabulous year professionally, with many calling her the new "it" girl.
“What is ‘it'?” Larson asked. “There is no ‘it'! And who was ‘it’ before ‘it'? And when does ‘it’ go away? When did I get ‘it'? Who’s gonna take ‘it'?”
She added, laughing, “I think it’s a really funny term. I’m just a person. I’m not anything!”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 7, 2015
While Brie Larson may not be on board with the moniker, there are plenty of reasons why she is being called the "it" girl. Over the summer, she starred alongside Amy Schumer in the box office comedy smash Trainwreck, followed by her role in Room, which has garnered a lot of attention, including Oscar buzz.
— Inquisitr Showbiz (@IQShowbiz) December 6, 2015
The film, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue, stars Larson as a young woman who is kidnapped and kept in a shed for years. During her captivity, she gives birth to a child, who is five when the film opens. Played by Jacob Tremblay, Jack has never experienced the outside world.
— People magazine (@people) December 10, 2015
Despite her aversion to being called the new "it" girl, Larson says she is overwhelmed with the attention the film has garnered and the Oscar buzz surrounding her performance. She told CBS News, “It’s just not even something that your brain can wrap itself around.”