Brie Larson talks about her love of Nintendo on the YouTube show Hot Ones

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Brie Larson appeared as a guest on the YouTube channel First We Feast's series Hot Ones, during which the award-winning actor spoke about her love of Nintendo. 

Hot Ones host Sean Evans asked Larson about a statement she made back in 2014, where she was quoted as saying Super Mario 3D World is "one of the greatest achievements in Nintendo history." 

"Nintendo has topped itself since then," Larson begins, saying that she may well say the same thing now about Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab). "Man, that game [Super Mario 3D World] blew my mind when it came out because I had such a deep love for it in its 2-dimensional form. I would have said that same quote when Paper Mario came out. When Paper Mario came out I was like, 'this is the greatest achievement!'. 

"I love illusions, I love optical illusions, I love magic, and games that use that… that use the idea that there's other worlds, other ways of looking at the world, which I think Paper Mario and Super Mario 3D World really did," Larson says, "but Nintendo continues to top itself. I mean, I'm a deep Nintendo lover through and through." 

The Hot One show on YouTube is currently in its 12th season and sees host Evans interview famous faces as they eat hot wings with sauce that gets increasingly hotter as the show goes on. Just when I thought I couldn't love her more, after Larson tries DA Bomb hot sauce - which has a Scoville level of 62,600 - she compares the experience to what it must feel like to evolve if you're a Pokemon. 

Larson has also just launched her very own YouTube channel (opens in new tab), where she talks other games including Animal Crossing: New Horizons (opens in new tab) and Fortnite (opens in new tab), and also reveals that she once auditioned for Star Wars (opens in new tab). Honestly, if you want something that will make you smile, seeing her race to fetch her Animal Crossing: New Horizons special edition Switch (opens in new tab) and show it to the camera is just the kind of joyful content we need right now. 

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Heather Wald
Senior staff writer

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.