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Brie Larson talks 'Skull Island,' avoids discussing why she didn't clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars

Brie Larson poses at the premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 8, 2017.

Brie Larson poses at the premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" in Los Angeles, California, U.S. March 8, 2017.  (Reuters)

Brie Larson lit up Hollywood Boulevard in a bright red dress -- in honor of International Women's Day -- for the premiere of "Kong: Skull Island" on Wednesday.

"There is a sense of joy and exhaustion in every film," she told Fox News. "The hope is that all the exhaustion pays off and we end up getting to share with the world. That is why we make movies. We hope it can be in places that I cannot and that it changes people's opinions about things and hopefully it is for the better."

Larson recently made headlines following the Oscars when she did not clap when presenting Casey Affleck with the award for Best Actor for his role in "Manchester by the Sea." Sexual harassment claims from Affleck’s past marred in his win and nomination for the big award, and some fans and celebs said he should not have won.

The 27-year-old did not care to discuss her news-making behavior.

"I think that whatever it was I did on stage spoke for itself,” she told reporters on the red carpet. “I feel like I've said all I need to say about that topic."

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In “Kong: Skull Island” Larson plays a powerful woman. In many of the "King Kong" movies, the storyline for the female character has been a damsel in distress role. However in this film, Larson turned things around.

"It's just in a different time... the film takes place in the Vietnam War. What an amazing element to add to this… A woman who is a peace activist, who is on the floor taking photos bringing truth to the surface...”

Larson said the film presents a learning opportunity.

“…To me, it's great to be a part of a film that is exciting and great to watch in theaters, but I also like to leave these little breadcrumb trails for you to go home and research more and learn more. The questions that pop up in your head, explore them!"

Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman also star in the film. "Kong: Skull Island" hits theaters March 10th.  

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