There are many actors who have said that their role with Marvel was offered with a promise that their life would be forever changed. “Welcome to Marvel” is a greeting not only to a job, but a world with deeply dedicated fans, endless press, and the chance to be recognized all over the world.

On the movie side of things, the newest star to take center-stage is Brie Larson, the first woman to take the lead hero role in a Marvel film. While the actress has shown nothing but outward enthusiasm for her entrance into the MCU, she has recently revealed that she took on the role after very careful consideration of the impact. Interestingly enough, it wasn’t the idea of playing a super-hero that swayed her toward accepting the role.

“I spent months thinking about whether or not I was going to do the film,” she explained, “and I realised that it was a chance to tell a story on the largest scale possible.”

How much of the story that Larson is privy to is unknown, but there must have been a good bit presented to her, along the way. But she will be rising to a level of stardom beyond her current status. For some heroes in the MCU, such as Robert Downey Jr., this was no change from their regular life. But for actors that weren’t already at the top of the A-List, it is quite a change. Larson claims that she is ready.

“I know it is going to make me lose some of the things I love most about my life, but I think it’s worth it.”

It sounds like Larson is looking at this as more than just a notch in her career, but also as a chance to tell a story that needs to be told. If Captain Marvel is as successful culturally, as well as monetarily, as Wonder Woman, the value may not only be in the dollar figure she will earn. While Marvel has been criticized for taking too slow a path to a more diverse cinematic landscape, there are still paths to be cleared by Larson. She appears to be ready for the task.

Larson will be taking center-screen in Captain Marvel when it begins filming early in 2018. Are you inspired by the thought that she put into the role, before jumping on board?

Source: Porter Magazine via Digital Spy