Tessa Thompson says Marvel co-star Brie Larson is helping make "real systemic change in Hollywood"

For Time's influential people list, the actress wrote an essay about the power of the woman behind Captain Marvel

Published April 17, 2019 1:30PM (EDT)

Tessa Thompson; Brie Larson (Getty/Rachel Murray/Alberto E. Rodriguez)
Tessa Thompson; Brie Larson (Getty/Rachel Murray/Alberto E. Rodriguez)

This article originally appeared on IndieWire.

The most interesting part of any iteration of the “Time 100” — the magazine’s annual list of the top 100 “most influential people” in the world — isn’t who makes the list, but what is written about those who do (and who is tapped to write short, glowing essays about the honorees). This year is no different, as the magazine features a number of deeply personal essays from other big stars touting the power of the chosen honorees, including Marvel star Tessa Thompson writing about her MCU co-star Brie Larson.

In her essay, Thompson writes that Larson “is primed to be one of Marvel’s next big leaders at a time when women are breaking ceilings in all spaces. She is in a position to make real systemic change in Hollywood. I’m elated to see someone so pure of intention wield that power.” She added, “Her activism is an extension of who she is.”

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Larson made headlines last year for calling out the gender imbalance within the film criticism world. While accepting an award at the 2018 Crystal + Lucy Awards, Larson called the lack of equal representation among critics an “issue that’s been bubbling.”

By Kate Erbland

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