Brie Larson On Why She Needed To Take A Year to 'Find Herself' After Her Oscar-Winning Turn In 'Room'

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Actress Brie Larson became so immersed in her character from the critically-acclaimed film, Room, that she say she needed to take time some time to find herself afterwards.

"This time a year ago I was still trying to figure out who I was. The movie was done but I was in deep, searching, trying to remember who I was before this movie. Who I was by the time the movie was over was so far away from who I was when I started. So it was a long process of trying to find myself," Larson told OK! Magazine, reports IBNLive.

Brie Larsonm,./, who took home the Best Actress Oscar at last month's Academy Awards, says she is now stronger and more secure than ever and felt "strong and excited" when she picked up her award.

"The weird part is, I'm standing here now, completely myself," she marveled. "Everything about this experience, down to the way I felt about it, the dress I'm wearing, has been pointedly about it being a representation of who I am."

"I feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy. It's an incredible metaphor for how I feel inside."

On Sunday, the hostage drama won nine prizes, including best film and best director for Lenny Abrahamson at The Canadian Screen Awards, which was presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and aired on the CBC network.

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