“I get asked a lot in interviews, ‘As a female filmmaker do you feel like you need to prove blah blah blah?’ And although I think that’s a valid question, I think that’s perpetuating a narrative that’s unhelpful,” Larson said.
“I think that women have been, and minorities have been, proving that they’re capable and have been showing up for a really long time. And it’s not about us proving it, it’s about being accepted into the club,” she continued.
She’s gracious but tight-lipped about the role. When asked how directing her own movie has informed how she’s going to approach working in such a huge franchise, she paused. “The only thing I will say,” she said, “is that directing this film has made me feel that I’d like to direct a bigger movie.”
A bigger movie, perhaps one that’s part of a franchise? Maybe even a Marvel movie? “Yes, yes, yes,” she grinned. “It’s not really up to me, they have to decide. I’m living my life now and I’m not telling myself ‘no,’ I’m just going do what I want to do and wait until other people tell me ‘no.'”