The Captain Marvel star launched her own YouTube channel on Thursday with the release of her first-ever video, which sees her reaching out to some of the most popular YouTubers in the world for advice on content making, tech tips, and other things that can help her get her channel up and running.
The 20-minute video starts with Larson explaining that she decided to start her own YouTube channel to have a platform where she can share and talk about everything that’s significant to her. “YouTube has been a place that I have learned so much. Whether it’s been, like, how to use my printer, or it’s been watching, like, how to be a considerate activist, this is like the place to talk about things that are important and that matter,” says the actress.
That, however, doesn’t mean that Larson’s channel is only dedicated to relevant and timely subjects like anti-racism and inclusivity. The actress assures her fans that her channel will also contain “silly content” and videos where she can express herself personally.
Appearing in her first video are YouTubers iJustine (Justine Ezarik), Swoozie (Adande Thorne), Kelly Stamps, Michelle Khare, Lauren Riihimaki, Juanpa Zurita, Karina Garcia, Lilly Singh, Connor Franta, Sean Evans of First We Feast, and Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of ASAP Science. Larson also talked to personal trainer Jason Walsh, makeup artist Nina Park, hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, fellow artist and best friend Jessie Ennis, as well as to her mom and grandma.
With regards to content ideas, Singh thinks Larson should do sketch comedy as well as behind-the-scenes videos from movies and TV series she’s working on. Swoozie, meanwhile, suggests that Larson should do a video about her audition stories, which prompts the MCU actress to reveal that she had actually tried out for Star Wars, Hunger Games, and the Terminator reboot.
During her call with Moffit and Brown of ASAP Science, Larson reveals that she loves gardening, so it won’t be a surprise if she would drop a gardening video soon. And since she also plays video games like Animal Crossing and Fortnite, fans can also expect some gaming-related content from her channel
Franta, meanwhile, thinks that content highlighting Larson’s thoughts on activism, anti-racism and inclusivity will perform well on YouTube, especially because only a few YouTubers dares to tackle those subjects. “I think genuinely, the platform needs more activism and it needs more loud voices especially people with large platforms … so I think it’s a great opportunity for you to start sharing your stories through other people’s stories,” Franta tells Larson. “I think the platform is lacking in that.”
But whatever kind of content Larson wishes to create, Stamps and Garcia both tells the actress to be honest and sincere, as viewers are drawn to YouTubers that are true to themselves.
Larson has no upcoming movie projects except for Captain Marvel 2. And since the film won’t be released until July 8th, 2022, the actress has a lot of time to create content for her YouTube channel.