Brie Larson is "proud" to play a truth-seeking journalist in Kong: Skull Island.
Starring opposite Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson in the latest movie to bring King Kong to the big screen, the actress portrays Mason Weaver, a photojournalist who joins soldiers and scientists on a dangerous expedition into an uncharted island, where they are greeted by the mythical ape.
With regards to her role, Brie has explained that she is pleased to be able to highlight the plight of journalists who seek to share the truth with the public, especially in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's accusation that some news agencies are publishing "fake news".
"I make movies as a form of activism," she captioned an image of her character Mason on her Instagram page on Tuesday (31Jan17). "I believe we learn from what we see in our leaders. I'm proud to play Mason Weaver in (Kong: Skull Island) because she represents the many journalists who risk their lives every day to share with us the truth."
Brie, 27, then explained that her character shows a level of compassion throughout the film, and also promotes the idea that unity cannot be achieved through aggression.
"I'm excited to share this film with you," she added. "And in the meanwhile I'm thrilled to have this platform as a way to connect us. Let's work together. Let's be open to learning from each other."
Since Trump took office in January (17), he has made some controversial decisions, including the executive order temporarily barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.
His feuds with high-profile journalists during his campaign have also carried into his presidency, and the President's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, made headlines last week for describing the American mainstream media as the "opposition party" and saying it should "keep its mouth shut."
Kong: Skull Island is slated to hit theaters from 10 March (17).