Brie Larson is the latest celebrity to become a YouTuber!
Larson's YouTube debut introduces fans to her brand-new channel
Larson used her first YouTube video as a way to introduce fans to her channel, giving them an idea of what they can expect to see from her. "YouTube has been a place where I have learned so much," she explains in the video.
"Whether it’s been how to use my printer or it’s been watching how to be a considerate activist, this is the place to talk about things that are important and that matter." Larson's first YouTube video, which she titled "So, I made a decision..." also shows many of the guests who will be joining her— including her own grandmother!
Larson says she's "incredibly excited" about joining YouTube world
Larson revealed why she made the decision to start up her own channel. "I’m incredibly excited about joining the YouTube family and having the opportunity to share a little bit more about myself through personal videos and stories," she told People in an exclusive interview.
"For so long the internet perception of me has been through this carefully curated lens of a press day pegged to a specific project I am promoting," Larson explained. "I’ve been hesitant to reveal too much about myself, partly out of fear of the unknown, but also because I had this idea that people wouldn’t be able to believe me as other characters."
Over time though, Larson decided that she wants people to get to know the real her. "I see my channel as a way to break away from this line of thought and become more vulnerable and open about my flaws," she said to People, "what I am passionate about and who I actually am."
Larson asks fans to suggest YouTube creators for her to work with
Larson had shared several videos on social media leading up to her YouTube debut, teasing that she had a big announcement to make. "I realized something..." Larson captioned the first video, which she posted on June 30. "Breaking the news to the family..." she wrote alongside the second video, posted the following day.
In the description for her first YouTube video, Larson thanked everyone who decided to tune into her channel. "Thank you for watching my first YouTube video! It was so great learning from all of those who joined - make sure to follow them," she said.
"Leave a comment letting me know which creators I should work with as well, please! I’m so excited about this journey - be sure to let me know what you want to see. Like or Subscribe if you want… or don’t. It’s up to you!"
Larson talks about her love of Nintendo game Animal Crossing
Larson has found another way to keep busy during quarantine aside from making YouTube videos. As she previously told People, she's been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on her Nintendo Switch!
"The original game, the first time I played it was on Nintendo’s GameCube and it was just so important to me and my sister," she said about the popular franchise. "My mom set up a rule: whoever finished their homework got to play first. It was an amazing tool to get us to finish our homework."
Watch Brie Larson's first video on her brand-new YouTube channel here!