Brie Larson is really strong now -- and she's got a video of her pushing a car up a hill to prove it


Don’t mess with Brie Larson.

The Oscar winner, 29, admitted on a Friday episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she “was not super athletic” before signing on to play a superhero in Captain Marvel. Now, that’s all changed.

“This is like, a new thing. I was a, ‘Can you open this water for me?’ person,” Larson, 29, told Ellen DeGeneres. “And then a year ago I just got really beefy. I trained for 9 months and then was able to do crazy things. I could deadlift 225 pounds by the end of it.”

Larson said she trained with Jason Walsh, who is known for getting A-List actors in shape for high-profile movies. And their training was so intense that she accomplished an incredible feat a couple months in.


“The ongoing joke with him, because Captain Marvel can move planets, so I was like, I just want to be able to push your car,” Larson explained. “If I could push your jeep, then I’ll feel like I was ready. So it happened. There was a day where I did it.”

DeGeneres then plays video of Larson steadily pushing a black jeep up a hill.

“It’s got a full tank of gas too, just for the record. And there’s a person in it,” she said as the video plays.

Larson also talked about the power of Captain Marvel and what fans can expect from her first-ever trip to the big screen.

“She was an Air Force pilot and was breaking crazy records, and then this insane thing happens to her which gives her powers,” Larson said. “And this film is about her learning about her past, figuring out who she is and owning herself, which is my favorite part.”

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8.