Brie Larson needed to find herself

Brie Larson needed to find herself

Brie Larson needed to "find herself" after making 'Room'.

The 26-year-old actress admits playing Ma in the gritty drama took its toll on her because she got "in deep" and needed to figure out who she was afterwards.

She said: "This time a year ago I was still trying to figure out who I was.

"The movie was done but I was in deep, searching, trying to remember who I was before this movie.

"Who I was by the time the movie was over was so far away from who I was when I started. So it was a long process of trying to find myself."

But these days, Brie - who scooped Best Actress at last month's Oscars - is more secure in who she is and felt "strong and excited" when she picked up her award.

She told Britain's OK! magazine: "The weird part is, I'm standing here now, completely myself.

"Everything about this experience, down to the way I felt about it, the dress I'm wearing, has been pointedly about it being a representation of who I am.

"I feel really strong and excited to be holding this gold guy. It's an incredible metaphor for how I feel inside."