In 2018, she was named among the best American actors under 30 by IndieWire. After the production was stalled, Larson was offered to direct and star in it. A music executive encouraged her to write her own songs, and she began self-recording and uploading tracks to her own website. Larson developed an interest in music at age 11 when she learned to play the guitar.
Archived from on July 5, 2011. Archived from on June 2, 2014. She was mostly , which she believed allowed her to explore innovative and abstract experiences. The role was physically and emotionally taxing for her, and she modeled it on her mother's struggle as a single parent.
She agreed to the project to bring attention to. Archived from on August 12, 2018. That same year, she auditioned for a training program at the in San Francisco, where she became the youngest student admitted. The 2014 crime drama , based on the 1974 , featured Larson as a literature student who has an affair with her professor played by , a gambling addict.
Larson at the premiere of at the 2013 Following an appearance in the sitcom , Larson collaborated with Dustin Bowser to co-write and co-direct Weighting 2013 , a short film about a strained relationship, which was screened at. Archived from on June 21, 2018. To prepare, Larson interacted with staff in a children's home and watched online interviews of people with similar jobs. In preparation for the role, she undertook judo, boxing, and wrestling training for nine months, and interacted with servicemen at the. She collaborated closely with Walls and her siblings and observed their mannerisms. She had a small part, the following year, in the -starring drama , and she launched an arts and literature magazine, named Bunnies and Traps, for which she wrote her own opinion columns and accepted submissions from other artists and writers.
Archived from on June 22, 2018. When asked about her desire to be private, she has said that she fears being judged for her flaws and has added that the privacy allows her to play a wide variety of parts without being typecast. Larson was attracted to the complex depiction of a parent-child relationship and identified with its theme of forgiveness. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. Archived from on December 20, 2017. Archived from on June 15, 2018.
For playing a kidnapping victim in the drama 2015 , Larson won the. Archived from on July 23, 2018. She named it after a gym teacher she disliked and has said that the songs she wrote were mostly about failed job opportunities. A gender equality activist and an advocate for sexual assault survivors, Larson is vocal about social and political issues. Even so, the album was not a success, selling only 3,500 copies. Noted for her supporting work in comedies when a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent dramas and film franchises, receiving as an and a.
Archived from on July 21, 2018. Archived from on June 15, 2018. In 2005, she released the album , in which she also co-wrote songs with other songwriters, including , , , and. She is drawn to parts that differ from her own personality and which involve themes of social activism. Set in a foster-care home for troubled teenagers, the film featured her as Grace, the emotionally distressed supervisor of the institution. Archived from on December 29, 2017.
Archived from on March 4, 2016. It tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her nonconformist parents played by Woody Harrelson and. Personal life and media image Larson speaking at the 2016 Larson is reticent to discuss her personal life and declines to answer questions in interviews that make her uncomfortable. Also in 2009, she starred alongside in , a coming-of-age film about four girls in boarding school. Archived from on August 1, 2018. Archived from on July 21, 2018.