Brie Larson: Friendship With Emma Stone And Jennifer Lawrence ‘Saved My Life’

Emma Stone and Brie Larson at the SAG Awards 2017

by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Brie Larson, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence: all recent Oscar winners, all close friends who’ve helped each other navigate the ups and downs of being a world famous, critically adored actress. Brilliant, talented women who support and encourage each other? We're here for this.

In her first cover interview for Vanity Fair, Brie explained how this particular Hollywood friendship came about, and went on to reveal how the support of her fellow actresses 'saved her life' at a stressful and draining point in her career.

During the promotional tour for Room, the film which brought Brie her first major lead role and went on to win her the Oscar for Best Actress, the 27-year-old felt 'lonely and bad sometimes,' and was 'embarassed to keep talking about [her]self.'

Emma Stone and Brie Larson at a pre-Oscars party
Emma Stone and Brie Larson at a pre-Oscars party ©Getty Images

Brie's co-star Woody Harrelson had previously also worked with Jennifer (on the Hunger Games franchise) and Emma (on Zombieland) and, as the piece puts it, 'thought they would all benefit from knowing one another.'

'Emma wrote me this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw Room, and we started talking,' Brie told Vanity Fair. Amy Schumer (Brie played her on-screen sister in Trainwreck) and Lena Dunham soon joined in with what sounds like one of Hollywood's best Whatsapp groups.

'That group of friends saved my life,' she revealed. 'I was able to talk with them about everything that was going on in my life, and it was with people who had been through it before and are also hilarious. That support and acceptance was everything. I was home-schooled, so I didn’t have friends that had the same interests as me, and I found it to be absolutely incredible.'

Since then, this friendship has become one for the ages, with Brie pictured hugging Emma backstage at the Oscars after the La La Land star picked up her Best Actress trophy. She later Instagrammed the shot with the caption: 'You know what's better than winning? Watching your friends win.'

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