She’s been called the “It Girl.” What does Brie Larson think of that phrase?

“What is ‘it’? Larson said.”I guess it means the girl of the moment.

She may not like the label, but whatever in the world “It” really is, Brie Larson has it to burn.

Larson plays a young woman kidnapped by a deranged rapist and held prisoner for years in a tiny shed.

“I went on a very small, rigid diet,” Larson said.

On the strength of this performance, Larson is more than just the “It Girl” of the moment; she’s a legitimate contender.

Does she allow herself to think about the Oscar buzz?

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