“I thought, ‘Before I go away and be a monk, I’ll do this fun thing, laugh my ass off and eat whatever I want,’ ” she says of filming Trainwreck.
And Larson has only the highest regard for her onscreen big sister.
“Amy allows us to laugh about things that have been [taboo] for so long,” she explains. “[Society’s] feeling is: ‘Do not discuss. Don’t you dare.’ And Amy says, ‘Why? Being a human is super funny.’ ”
Luckily, Schumer returns the sentiment of affection: the star tells The Hollywood Reporter that Larson is a “complete badass.”
Larson, who also exercised her comedy chops in films like 21 Jump Street, reveals that Schumer singlehandedly introduced her to the world of N.Y.C. standup, even scoring her a hookup with the doorman at the city’s famed Comedy Cellar.
“The first time I went, I actually started crying, which I don’t think is what you are supposed to do at a comedy club. But I was so inspired,” says Larson. “I would watch someone talking about his problems with his crazy sociopath girlfriend, and the way he worked out and unlocked the story was the same thing I was doing in Short Term 12.”
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Larson further tells The Hollywood Reporter that she’s intent on remaining fiercely private in all aspect of her life, despite her new celebrity.
“I can’t help but trip out about how similar my life is to Room,” she shares. “It’s me wanting to stay in my own little bubble and remain anonymous and invisible and at the same time needing to step up to this hand that I’ve been given.”