'Room' Featurette Focuses on Brie Larson's Performance (Exclusive Video)
"With Brie something just clicks, and I can see the whole film with that person," says director Lenny Abrahamson.
Brie Larson has already landed a SAG and Golden Globe nom for her role in Room, and, this past weekend, picked up the breakthrough performance award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. The 26-year-old actress is receiving a lot of buzz going into the rest of awards season-- for good reason, according the the cast and crew of the film.
"With Brie something just clicks, and I can see the whole film with that person," said director Lenny Abrahamson. "She is both instinctive and emotionally present."
In Room, Larson plays a woman who was held captive for seven years and then escapes with her son and has to learn how to rejoin the outside world. The new featurette sees scenes with Larson and her young co-star Jacob Tremblay, who plays her onscreen son.
"I've learned a lot about the strength of women and how ferocious the love of a mother is," said Larson.
Room, released via A24, is based on the bestselling book by Emma Donoghue, who also adapted her work for the big screen. Ed Guiney, Abrahamson’s longtime producer, produced the film via his Element Films along with David Gross. It also stars William H. Macy and Joan Allen.
Check out the featurette in the player above.