Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson talks about shooting the big blockbuster movie “Kong: Skull Island.”
Brie Larson is the next actress to take on one of cinema’s biggest beasts, King Kong, a project which the star admits was a “surreal” experience.
In the new version, when a secret government organization mounts an expedition to Skull Island, an uncharted territory in the Pacific, led by an explorer (John Goodman) and a lieutenant colonel (Samuel L. Jackson), the group recruit a disillusioned soldier (Tom Hiddleston) and a photojournalist (Brie Larson) to investigate the island’s peculiar seismic activity. But once there, they discover that Skull Island is home to a gigantic ape called King Kong, and soon get caught up in an ongoing war between the beast and the area’s indigenous predators.
The Oscar-winning actress is among an all-star cast in this much-anticipated reboot, which began filming in Vietnam last February to shoot at famous sites in the central province of Quang Binh’s caves, the world-renowned Ha Long Bay as well as sites in Hawaii and Australia.
“It’s just not every day that you get the opportunity to film at these places,”Larson told Access Hollywood. “We had to shoot in real parts of the jungle that hadn’t been touched by man.”
Filming in these beautiful, yet rugged locations had their challenges, she admits. So much so, that she found the experience to be surreal.
“I had no idea where I was. I had no cell service. I couldn’t figure anything out. Was that a dream?” she said.
In this video interview, Larson talks about being part of this epic adventure.
Kong: Skull Island opens in theatres on March 10.