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'Room' star Brie Larson grapples with newfound fame, surreal moments and a certain giant ape

'Room' star Brie Larson grapples with newfound fame, surreal moments and a certain giant ape

Brie Larson is excited about her new noise-canceling headphones, which says a lot about the actor's life lately.

She's managed a months-long charm offensive for "Room," a film adaptation that has changed the course of her career and made her the odds-on favorite for this year's lead actress Oscar.

Along the way, Larson is either collecting other awards or jet-setting to exotic locales where her name tops the call sheet on Warner Bros.' $190-million tent pole "Kong: Skull Island."

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