Brie Larson is making history.
Woodhull ran for presidency on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1872, decades before women could even vote, according to Biography.com. A suffragist who fought for women’s rights on many fronts, Woodhull also published a journal with her sister to promote social reform and founded the first woman-run stock brokerage.
Larson, 27, has publicly advocated for women’s rights as her film career has blossomed.
She previously portrayed female empowerment in a different mode as a kidnapping and rape survivor in 2015’s “Room,” which won her a best actress Academy Award. She enjoyed box office success this year in “Kong: Skull Island.”
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Larson is also set to play Captain Marvel in a 2019 Disney and Marvel movie.