The latest Marvel Studios release is set to make history with Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in the first female-led superhero movie for the studio. One little fan made a big impression on the star—and the internet—when she interviewed Larson on the “blue” carpet.

Eight-year-old Illie was decked out in a mini version of Captain Marvel’s blue and red jumpsuit as she interviewed the stars attending the London premiere of the new film. Film critic Scott J. Davis captured the incredible moment when the mini Captian Marvel approached Brie Larson for an interview. The sweet video quickly caught fire online.

The Female Lead, a campaign dedicated to showcasing inspirational female role models around the world, was behind the young reporter. They had chosen Illie so that she could meet her real-life hero, Brie Larson, but it was the intrepid young reporter who ended up being the hero. Larson later tweeted photos of Illie with the caption “She’s my hero!”

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The future journalist also had the opportunity to interview the film’s directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, as well as Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Agent Nick Fury. But it was clear by the smile other face as Larson signed an autograph that meeting Captain Marvel was the highlight of the evening.

Follow The Female Lead on Instagram to catch the full video of the interview when it’s released  in tandem with the film on Mar. 8.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: The Female Lead via Instagram

 

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