If it seems that film stars have an easy life, swanning between movie sets and red carpets, Brie Larson, who was juggling work on Kong: Skull Island in Vietnam with doing the rounds of awards shows in Los Angeles, has something to say about it.
"The craziest time in my life was around this time last year," she tells me when we talk at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. "During the week I was in Vietnam on the set of Kong, getting dirt shoved under my fingernails and two hours of goop put in my hair to make me look like I had been trapped on an island for two days and then running around all day getting fake cuts and bruises and I would be so sore from climbing up mountains all day that I felt like I couldn’t move the next morning.
"Then on Friday night when the sun went down, I would go back to my apartment, grab my roller suitcase, get on a plane and fly overnight and show up at some random hotel room in Los Angeles where another team of people would try really hard to scrub off all the dirt from under my fingernails and get the bits of fake blood off my body and wash my hair like seventeen times to get all the goop out of it.
"And then I would arrive at wherever I had to be, be a princess for a couple of hours and then get back on a plane and start the process all over again. It was a really hard, crazy time."
All the inter-continental commuting paid off because 27-year-old Brie won not only the Golden Globe and Oscar but a stack of other awards for her stunning performance in Room.