Before she was an Oscar-winning actress, Brie Larson had an early career in pop music

By Helen Murphy
May 04, 2019 11:20 AM

Looks like Brie Larson is an Ariana Grande fan just like the rest of us!

In a series of videos posted to her Instagram Story on Friday night, the 29-year-old Captain Marvel actress performed a cover of Grande’s 2014 song “My Everything.”

“I cried enough tears to see my own reflection in them,” she sings, “and then it was clear, I can’t deny I really miss him/ to think that I was wrong/ I guess you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone/ pain is just a consequence of love/ I’m saying sorry for the sake of us.”

In the videos, that were also shared on a fan page, Larson looks relaxed in a black hoodie and grey sweatpants, and holds a brown and black guitar. The actress also noted that she didn’t have a capo for the guitar, so the song wasn’t sung in the correct key.

“@arianagrande stan forever,” she wrote on one of the videos, showing off her appreciation for the pop star, 25, while another video was captioned, “thank you @arianagrande for having the most fun songs to sing!!!”

Grande also shared Larson’s video on her own Instagram Stories, commenting with a teary-eyed emoji and black heart emoji.

Friday’s video wasn’t the first time the star has belted out one of Grande’s songs. In a recent episode of Carpool Karaoke, Larson and her Captain Marvel costar Samuel L. Jackson sang her song “7 Rings.”

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Before she was an Oscar-winning actress and Marvel superhero, Larson had a brief but successful music career. In the early 2000s, she nabbed a record deal, releasing tracks such as “She Said” in 2005 at only 16.

In the music video for “She Said,” her highest-charting single from her first album Finally Out Of P.E., Larson rocked out on a green guitar while dressed in the fashions of that era: a zebra-print shirt and frayed miniskirt.

Larson even hit the road, joining Teen People‘s 2005 Rock in Shop mall tour with the likes of Jesse McCartney.

“Today, I would say music is, like, the coolest thing ever, but if I get a feature film tomorrow then acting would be the one,” Larson told MTV on the set of the “She Said” music video.

Explaining her album’s title, she said, “When I found out that I got a record deal, I knew that I was finally gonna be able to be homeschooled, and I was like ‘Yes! I’m finally out of P.E.’ ”

The Room star made it all the way to NYC, performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2005 atop that year’s Barbie float.

Larson also had a memorable role singing in the 2010 movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. 

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These days, the Oscar winner is focused on using her platform to empower her fans.

Last month, Larson told PEOPLE that she has “a sense of ownership over myself that I didn’t have before,” adding, “And I feel more comfortable speaking up for myself and others around me who maybe aren’t as comfortable using their voice.”

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