Brie Larson Opens Up About Her Love of Video Games: “It’s Never Gotten Old for Me”

Brie Larson has been playing video games for as long as she can remember.

The actress and Nintendo aficionado was on hand in New York City last week to discuss the video game company’s newest Princess Peach-focused game, Princess Peach: Showtime!

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The game sees the heroine fight villainess Grape as she tries to take over a theater and make every play end tragically. In order to save the day, Peach must enter each play to change the endings back, transforming into different versions of herself along the way, including a pastry chef, ninja, cowgirl, swordfighter, mermaid and ice skater.

“It’s great to join her in her journey,” Larson tells The Hollywood Reporter of the game. “I’ve just loved her my whole life, so to see her have this stand-alone game and not just that but to have all these different facets and different characters and her own gameplay is just a thrill.”

The Marvels star shared that she grew up with Nintendo consoles and recalled just stumbling upon them as a child because her parents had them in the house.

“[Video games] are like the thing that’s connected me to my sister,” she said. “My mom says her favorite sound is hearing me and my sister laughing while we’re playing video games together. I think I’ve probably played every Nintendo game that’s ever come out at this point, and so it’s just part of my life. It always has been.”

Some of the actress’ earliest memories are playing games like The Little Mermaid, the original Super Mario and Duck Hunt. Despite not understanding how Nintendo mechanisms really worked at that time, the games sparked her interest and still do to this day.

“It’s never gotten old for me,” she said, adding of Peach, “It’s just amazing when you have a character that you’ve grown up with your whole life and to be like, ‘Wow, I’m still so into this.'”

Princess Peach: Showtime! comes out March 22.

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Brie Larson with Princess Peach

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