Brie Larson Hopes Oscar Win Opens Dialogue on Abuse

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Brie Larson’s emotionally charged performance as a woman held captive with her child in “Room” is a role that she hopes will resonate with others after her big Oscar win.

Admitting that the statue won’t do much for change, she believe that it can bring about an important discussion.

“I do hope that though ‑‑ and in the core of it when we want to talk about feeling trapped, and that can be trapped in a way that is metaphor or a physical representation of that, we want to talk about abuse, the many different ways that we as humans can be abused or feel confined,” she told reporters after accepting the award.

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“I hope that this is a story that honestly changes people and allows them to be free. To me, making this movie was my own search for freedom and breaking free of my own personal boundaries. And I hope that when people watch this, they realize that they have it in themselves to break free of whatever it is that’s holding them back.”