Brie Larson Says She Auditioned For Roles In ‘Hunger Games’, ‘Terminator’, And A ‘Star Wars’ Movie

Being stuck indoors has offered many of us a chance to branch out and try new things. Some have taken up baking, some have started sewing, and in the case of Brie Larson she’s started her own Youtube channel, where she hopes to connect with her fans and hold “deep conversations” on a variety of topics.

Turns out, one of those topics is her own career, and Larson revealed that while she was on the rise she tried out for some pretty big franchises. Not only did she audition for The Hunger Games, but also Terminator Genisys, and at least one Star Wars movie…

“I auditioned for ‘Star Wars’ too… I auditioned for ‘Hunger Games,’ I auditioned for the ‘Terminator’ reboot. I actually was thinking about the ‘Terminator’ reboot today because I got a flat tire and I was like, ‘Oh the last time I got a flat tire was when I was driving into my audition for ‘Terminator.’ Got a flat tire at the audition, and then didn’t get the job.”

I don’t know if you remember that stretch when they were trying to cast the role of Katniss Everdeen, but it’s likely every able young woman in Hollywood tried out for it, with Jennifer Lawrence obviously grabbing the career-making job. As for Terminator, I definitely remember Larson and Emilia Clarke being the two finalists for the Sarah Connor role and wanting Larson to get it. Probably best for her that she didn’t.

As for Star Wars, it’s unclear what she auditioned for. The casting for Rey in The Force Awakens was so secretive that when Daisy Ridley was cast it came as a big surprise. Perhaps Larson tried out for Jyn Erso in Rogue One? Or maybe she went toe-to-toe with Emilia Clarke again for the role of Qi’ra in Solo?

Anyway, it looks as if Larson’s channel will be a lot of fun for those who are into that sort of thing. Me, I’m more interested in the celebrities who have started Twitch streams.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.