Brie Larson on her Method to Work with Child-Actor Jacob Tremblay in Room
Brie Larson on her Method to Work with Child-Actor Jacob Tremblay
Actress Brie Larson, who won the Oscar for Best Actress for Room, and lead one of my favorite film, Short Term 12, talked about her experience getting the role for the adaptation of best-seller novel Room written by Emma Donoghue and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
The film is lead by Larson and then seven year-old child-actor Jacob Tremblay. As the film became a serious contented for the Oscars race, it became apparent that Larson and Tremblay had developed a very strong bond.
But how does it work? How does an adult actor, and a filmmaker deal with a child-actor who needs to play emotions and situations he has never been into, all the while hitting the marks?
Larson talked about this challenge and the organic process she, Tremblay and Abrahamson went through to make it work and hit center during her conversation at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. (You can see the full video below)
Here is what she says:
“I was the closest person to (Jacob Tremblay). I was the one making eye contact with him and by the time we started shooting, I had spent so much time with him I was his person. I was a person that he trusted very much.