Earlier today, we shared an Instagram post from Brie Larson that was an official ad for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. There's no doubt Larson was psyched to get the opportunity, as she's been a big Nintendo fan for a long time now. In an interview with People, Larson talks about how far back she goes with the Animal Crossing series, and what it means to her.
“I’ve been playing the game (New Horizons) I think since Monday by myself and I’ve had nobody to be able to talk to about it. It’s been really sweet to have this special time with it to figure it out on my own.
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. 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.
...I’m so excited to make new memories with my sister [Milaine Desaulniers] again. We’re adults now and yet we still just have such a deep love for this game and it’s been really fun to talk with her about it. Given the circumstances, we can connect via the Internet and go to each other’s islands while we’re FaceTiming and communicate about this. It’s just sweet.”
When Larson isn't playing Animal Crossing, she's busy appearing in all sorts of movies and TV shows. Would Larson ever be up for a big screen adaptation of Animal Crossing if one were to get greenlit?
“Of course. I support Animal Crossing all the way, through and through. I think it’s good for our hearts.”