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Brie Larson Breaks Down in Tears Meeting Jennifer Lopez at 2024 Golden Globes

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The 2024 Golden Globes had plenty of memorable moments that were televised, and even more but candid ones that were captured at the star-studded red carpet on Sunday (Jan. 8) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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One of those highlights was when Brie Larson — who was nominated for best performance by a female actor in a limited series, anthology series, or a motion picture made for television for Lessons in Chemistry — met Jennifer Lopez for the first time. 

“I just try to be as present as possible because it’s the chance of a lifetime,” she said to Entertainment Tonight’s host Kevin Frazier just moments before encountering J.Lo. “You’re just surrounded by legends everywhere you look […] it’s hard to go ‘I’m not in a dream.’ I mean, I’m in my dream and I’m living my dream.” 

In the midst of the interview, Frazier signals Lopez, who was standing next in line to be interviewed by ET, to start making her way up. Larson’s reaction was quick and genuine: “Oh my god, I’m going to cry. I can’t deal with JLo. I’m going to cry,” she said. 

Immediately after, with Lopez in her baby pink dress standing in front of her, Larson broke down to tears and transformed into a fangirl. “You mean so much to me. I’m such a huge fan,” she said to Lopez, who also began to shed a tear. “I saw ‘Selena’ and it made me want to be an actor. You’ve always meant so much to me. It’s been a dream of mine so thank you so much. Your work ethic is so important.” 

“How sweet is that? I’m going to cry,” Lopez told Frazier when Larson left. “It’s amazing when she brought up the movie ‘Selena,’ you know, so many years later it still touches people. It’s very moving to me too.”

The humbling gesture even reminded Lopez of who inspired her to want to pursue an acting career.

“I remember being a little girl and watching ‘West Side Story’ and Rita Moreno changing my life,” she recalled. “So to have someone say to me, ‘I watched ‘Selena’ and it made me want to be an actress’ it’s so moving. It’s like your dreams came true and it’s such a beautiful thing.”

Watch the full red carpet video below:

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