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One of 2015's breakout stars is currently on the path of becoming the "next Jennifer Lawrence" (see here, here, and here). While this doesn't necessarily mean Brie Larson will be tripping on the way to accept her Oscar if she wins next month, it does mean she'll be the subject of far more attention than she has in the past, the pressures of which bring with it one irresistible urge: To simply do nothing but watch Netflix.
Brie Larson, however, does not plan to fall victim to the trap so many of us have, even without the added stress of being suddenly famous. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, she spoke about her drastic preparations for her Academy Award-nominated role in Room (she lost 15 pounds and avoided sunlight for months to gain the "hollow, sinewy look of a longtime hostage"), what's up next in her career (she's been cast as the lead role in a biopic of journalist Jeanette Wells, a role which Jennifer Lawrence backed out of), and her rising star power in Hollywood.
On the latter front, she explained:
"I don't know if I'm ready for it, but I don't want to turn away from it either," she admits as she stirs what's left of her eggs with a fork. "When you go out and people start taking photos of you on their iPhones, it feels really scary and awkward, so it's easy to say, 'I'm going to stay in, watch movies on Netflix and get my food delivered.' But I've spent a lot of my life doing that, and it's not better."
The next time you feel Netflix's beguiling call, especially during this most solitary of seasons, remember Brie Larson's words: It's not better.