You Have to CO2 Brie Larson in Lessons In Chemistry Trailer

In Lessons in Chemistry, Brie Larson stars as chemist-turned-cooking show host Elizabeth Zott in Apple TV+'s adaptation of Bonnie Garmus' widely popular book.

By Gabrielle Chung Sep 14, 2023 9:48 PMTags
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Brie Larson is in her element.

The Oscar winner, who often takes on projects centered around strong female leads, is up and atom again as she stars as chemist-turned-cooking show host Elizabeth Zott in Lessons in Chemistry, adapted from Bonnie Garmusbook of the same name.

As seen in the Apple TV+ series' newly released trailer, which is set to Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times," Larson's character has her ion making a difference on 1950s patriarchal society as she teaches a nation of housewives—and the men in their households—more than just how to make dinner.

"I stand proudly with the overlooked war horse of the kitchen," she says while garnishing some baked spuds with onions, "women and potatoes."

In another scene, Elizabeth hits back her TV station manager (played by The Office alum Rainn Wilson) after he remarks that "politics don't belong in the kitchen" and all a husband wants is "his wife to make him a drink after a long day at work."

Her retort? "Why do you assume his day is longer than hers? Why don't you make the drink?"

Brie Larson's Career Milestones

Lessons in Chemistry also stars Lewis Pullman, Aja Naomi King, Stephanie Koenig, Kevin Sussman, Patrick Walker and Thomas Mann. The eight-part limited series, for which Larson also serves as an executive producer, follows Elizabeth's journey as a single mom who went from losing her job as a lab assistant to becoming an unexpected culinary icon.

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"In life, discoveries usually lead to more questions," she says in the teaser. "The only constant variable is the unexpected. We can't control it. It's only when you look backwards that you see how it was all connected."

Elizabeth adds, "Let's begin, shall we?"

Lessons in Chemistry premieres Oct. 13 on Apple TV+. Get details on the adaptation—as well as other books getting the Hollywood treatment—below.

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