Brie Larson 'risks life' to attend Oscar Awards

Brie Larson won Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
Brie Larson won Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

BRIE Larson "risked her life" to attend the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The 'Room' actress diced with death to pick up her gong for Best Actress over the weekend because she had to endure three frightening flights from Vietnam, where she's currently shooting her new movie 'Kong: Skull Island', to California for the annual ceremony.

Speaking on 'Live! with Kelly & Michael' just hours after she celebrated her win at a boozy after-party, she said: "It was like three really sketchy flights [from Vietnam], and I was like 'I really hope I win because otherwise I've risked my life for...' "

But the 26-year-old actress is pleased she made it out alive as she was able to walk out on stage at the Dolby Theatre and collect her prize, although she has admitted the moment is a bit of a blur now.

She explained: "I don't know what I said at all [in my acceptance speech]. I hope I thanked people."

However, the blonde beauty was well prepared for the mind-boggling moment, as Eddie Redmayne - who she calls her "fairy godmother" since he's presented her with a number of awards this season - warned her she'd be riddled with nerves when he left the audience to present her category.

She said: "He told me, 'You're going to be fine until they call me to come up and present and once that happens, you're going to like need some.' It's totally true. They very slyly pulled him away and I was like 'Oh no' ... It was like, 'Is this going to happen again?' When he called my name, it's a weird out-of-body experience."

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