Speaking to Rolling Stone to promote the release of his new Disney+ series Secret Invasion, legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson slammed the “incel dudes who hate strong women” that are constantly on Brie Larson’s case.
Jackson and Larson haven’t only worked together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though, as they’ve also co-starred in 2017’s Kong: Skull Island and 2017’s Unicorn Store, which Larson directed. Two years later, Larson would make her MCU debut as Carol Danvers in 2019’s Captain Marvel.
“Brie’s a stronger person than people give her credit for,” Jackson told Rolling Stone.
“When she got Captain Marvel, she called me and was like, ‘They want me in the Marvel Universe. Should I do it?’ And I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Let’s do it!’ But she’s not going to let any of that stuff destroy her. These incel dudes who hate strong women, or the fact that she’s a feminist who has an opinion and expressed it? Everybody wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is, and she’s genuinely that.”
Jackson and Larson will next be seen starring together in The Marvels, the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel that’s set to hit theaters in November.
As for Secret Invasion, the first episode of the series — which revealed that Marvel Studios controversially used artificial intelligence to create the show’s opening credits — premiered on Disney+ on Wednesday, June 21.
Despite the fact that he’s now 74 years old, the Hollywood icon recently confirmed that he has no intention of retiring from playing Nick Fury, saying that he hopes to play the master spy until they “stop calling me.”
“As long as my phone rings, they can call me,” Jackson said.
In addition to Secret Invasion and The Marvels, the ever-busy Jackson has a handful of projects on the horizon, including Matthew Vaughn’s new action film Argylle, voicing a character in the Garfield animated film alongside Chris Pratt, and movies such as The Kill Room, Damaged, and The Piano Lesson.