Brie Larson 'lucked out' with Kong: Skull Island
Brie Larson "lucked out" with 'Kong: Skull Island'.
The Oscar-winning actress - who plays photojournalist and peace activist Mason Weaver - couldn't have asked for a better experience for her first time working with CGI technology and insisted it is just as easy to "connect" with nature as it is a co-star.
She said: "I really lucked out with this being my first movie that relied on CGI. Apart from the fact that Kong obviously wasn't there, I had everything there to work off.
"My character is coming from this place of deep compassion for nature and untouched land, and we were shooting in places that were untouched and hadn't been seen on screen before. I got to really connect with it.
"I don't know, maybe I'm a crazy person but I can connect just as deeply with the beauty of a tree as I can with a child. I'm a wacko!"
The 27-year-old actress and her co-stars - including Tom Hiddleston, John C. Reilly and John Goodman - relied a lot on music to help "orchestrate" the right "vibe" during the CGI scenes.
She explained to Total Film magazine: "I always play off people's eyes. I really connect with my acting partner.
"When their pupils are dilating, you get this front-row seat into their soul. So when you don't have that to work off, you have these conversations like, 'What is his mood? Does he look like he's gonna charge?' And then you play it through in your imagination.
"We used music a lot on set. With some of the bigger scenes, we would bring out speakers and they would just play Rolling Stones or whatever the vibe was. You're trying to get a bunch of people to all react to the same invisible thing at the same time and music became a great way to orchestrate that."