The star was interviewed on the blue carpet by a young girl who was dressed as her character in the upcoming Marvel superhero film.
Female friendship and LGBTQ rep alike historically seems largely reserved for the TV adaptations of comics, rather than the film franchises, but if Captain Marvel is out to change that, we're ready for it.
However, when the interviewer asked if it was art predicting life, Larson explained that they didn't really predict anything.
When the "Captain Marvel" trailer was released past year, a vocal group on social media said that star Brie Larson should be smiling. The story centers on Carol Danvers (Larson) as she becomes Captain Marvel after an intergalactic feud between two alien worlds takes over Earth.
I mean one the things that drew us to the character for sure was the fact that she was a really powerful, really interesting, really unique and independent female character.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. "So it didn't really bother me that much when I saw that that was the reaction because that's just how it goes".
Captain Marvel hits cinemas on 8 March.
Oscar victor Brie Larson takes charge in the highly anticipated movie, playing USA fighter pilot Carol Danvers as she becomes a powerful superhero.
"These movies matter", one Twitter user wrote alongside pictures of Larson and Illie chatting on the red carpet.
The gown featured a dramatic blue cape which Larson could wear draped over her shoulders or alternatively, as it was seen in many photos, shrugged around her elbows.