Brie Larson Tells GQ: I Think About Quitting Acting Every Day

Her new movie “The Gambler” hits theaters this weekend and Brie Larson sat down with GQ magazine to chat about her fun and crazy life.

The “Spectacular Now” starlet told writer Zach Baron that she absolutely loves her gal pal Shailene Woodley– “I really appreciate the fact that she saw me for me before even I did. Before I could even recognize it and feel strong in that. I can’t think of anything in particular that she’s actually said—it’s more just every time we see each other we cry and we hold each other and we look in each other’s eyes and we kind of go, like, ‘This world is sooo interesting.’”

Ms. Larson is also into spirit animals- “I was like, ‘Yeah but for sure I’m an eagle and a lion.’ And I pulled them and I got prairie dog. I got a beaver. I got a gopher. I got a chipmunk. I got all burrowing small prey. My center was a black panther. But it’s like black panther mixed with like six other small rodents. So I’d say at this point like 80 percent of me is rodent. And I had a really hard time accepting that.”

Meanwhile, Brie thinks about jumping ship from the acting game on a daily basis. “Today. Every day. I think it is the fact that I want to quit that keeps me going. It’s very complicated. But I think part of this whole exploration with every job that I do is, in terms of overcoming fear and by overcoming the fear I feel so much more complete, and I learn something new about myself. It can get really messy inside my head and it’s usually just because everybody can get really self-centered at some point. And so what usually keeps me from quitting is that my reasons for quitting are just lame.”

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