Brie Larson Now Has a Side Job Counseling Twitter Trolls

She really is Captain Marvel

Brie Larson, award winning actress and Twitter shrink.

Brie Larson, award-winning actress and Twitter shrink. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Unlike most Hollywood celebrities, Brie Larson doesn’t just go on social media to promote her latest projects. The Oscar-winning star of Room, who will also be playing Captain Marvel in an upcoming superhero film, uses her platforms for everything from sending goofy Instagram birthday greetings to Jennifer Lawrence to raising awareness about issues like campus sexual assault.

Last night, however, Larson’s therapeutic side went into overdrive. It all started with this tweet:

Many of Larson’s 398,000 followers then opened their hearts to her, revealing why they had the impulse to troll. And to her credit, Larson responded to and counseled many of them:

Anyone who's scrolled through an enemy's Facebook feed knows this feeling.

Anyone who’s scrolled through an enemy’s Facebook feed knows this feeling. (Photo: Twitter)

If this acting thing doesn't work out, Larson has a bright future as a psychologist.

If this acting thing doesn’t work out, Larson has a bright future as a psychologist. (Photo: Twitter)

She's got a point.

She’s got a point. (Photo: Twitter)

See, even Oscar winners have bad days.

See, even Oscar winners have bad days. (Photo: Twitter)

Can you imagine Leonardo DiCaprio giving this advice?

OK, they definitely cast the right person as Captain Marvel. (Photo: Twitter)

Troll them with kindness.

Troll them with kindness. (Photo: Twitter)

Larson’s advice on trolls is a refreshing counterpoint to this week’s Time magazine cover story, “How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet,” in which reporter Joel Stein writes that the modern day web can be personified as “a sociopath with Asperger’s.”

Brie Larson Now Has a Side Job Counseling Twitter Trolls