February 29, 2016


Remember When Brie Larson Was Briefly a Pop Star? Watch 'She Said'

Brie Larson is celebrating her Oscar win for Best Actress after her starring role as Joy "Ma" Newsome in the drama Room. So while the 26-year-old is on the tip of everyone's tongue, we thought we'd take this time to also remind you Ms. Larson was, at one point in her career, also aiming for GRAMMY gold.

Let's take it back to 2005, when the actress had just one sitcom to her name (the WB's Bob Saget-starring Raising Dad, which was cancelled after one season in 2002) and a few Hollywood movies appearances (chick flicks like 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover). In January 2005, Larson released her Avril-Lavigne-meets-Ashley-Tisdale debut single "She Said" (above) that previewed her debut (and only) album Finally Out of P.E.. The brilliantly titled album and her artistic direction were explained by Larson in an interview with KidzWorld.com as such:

"I think that I write about stuff that others don't write about. I don't have a bunch of love songs cuz I don't really have much boy experience. I just write about what I am actually going through in my real life. That's where the title from my album comes from - Finally Out of P.E. My P.E. teacher didn't like me at all, which was hard to deal with 'cause I was usually such a teachers' pet. So when I found out I got my record deal, I was like, 'Yes, I'm finally out of P.E.'"

Finally Out of P.E. was Larson's first and only album, but she later recorded songs for movies like 2006's Hoot ("Coming Around") and performed with Metric in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World ("Black Sheep").

Larson's career only went upward after her pop-stardom attempt, acting as a regular on United States of Tara from 2009 to 2011, and most recently alongside Amy Schumer in Trainwreck and her Oscar-winning Room. All of which is great, but wouldn't you love to see her rock out on a cheesy music video set just one more time?