Before “Captain Marvel”: Brie Larson’s Best Musical Moments

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Brie Larson is currently busy promoting her latest movie, Captain Marvel, and she recently made an appearance on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke alongside her co-star Samuel L. Jackson. Viewers were surprised by her impressive singing abilities, but that’s only because they’ve forgotten that Larson was once an aspiring pop star.

A decade before winning her Oscar for Room, Larson dropped her first and only album Finally Out of P.E. She even had Avril Lavigne writing one of the tracks on this record, but that didn’t help her hit the charts.

Larson’s LP only sold 4,000 copies in the United States, but the single “She Said” was a relative success and it somehow reached no. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. The aspiring punk-pop princess found the whole thing extremely exhausting and eventually decided to pick a different career path.

“I realized how much time I was spending getting ready for life — I wasn’t actually living it. It was the most terrified I’ve ever been in my life. So I went in the exact opposite way,” explained Brie Larson during an interview with BuzzFeed News.

The Marvel star never expressed any regrets about leaving music behind. If Carpool Karaoke thought us anything, it’s that she still has a killer voice, but many of her fans were fully aware of it long before this show came along.

She delivered a powerful rendition of Metric’s “Black Sheep” in the cult hit Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and we wouldn’t complain seeing her star in a musical, since it’s pretty much the only genre she still hasn’t explored.