- Brie Larson appeared on 'Live With Kelly' Thursday morning and was asked about being a presenter at the Academy Awards last week
- The 27-year-old actress did not clap for Casey Affleck after presenting him with the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role
- Larson has not commented on why she did not clap, but many believe it was in response to the two civil suits filed against Affleck for sexual harassment
- 'I am grateful it was televised because I have no memory of it,' Larson said of being a presenter at the show
- Larson did not expound upon that answer, and hosts Kelly Ripa and Christian Slater moved on to discuss the actress' backstage hug with Emma Stone
Brie Larson stopped by 'Live With Kelly' on Thursday morning to promote 'Kong: Skull Island,' but before she could talk about her new project hosts Kelly Ripa and Christian Slater had a few questions about last week's Academy Awards ceremony.
The 27-year-old actress was not a nominee this year but made headlines nonetheless the morning after the ceremony for her refusal to clap for Casey Affleck after presenting him with the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role.
When asked about that moment during her interview, Larson quickly told the hosts that she does not remember a thing.
'I am grateful it was televised because I have no memory of it,' explained Larson.
She then flashed a big smile that seemed to suggest she was eager to move on to another subject.
Looking for a scoop: Brie Larson appeared on 'Live With Kelly' Thursday morning (above) and was asked about being a presenter at the Academy Awards last week
Handoff: 'I am grateful it was televised because I have no memory of it,' Larson said of being a presenter at the show (above giving Affleck his Oscar)
Not enthused: The 27-year-old actress did not clap for Casey Affleck after presenting him with the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role (above during ceremony)
Theory: Larson (far left not clapping while audience gets to their feet) has not commented on why she did not clap, but many believe it was in response to the two civil suits filed against Affleck for sexual harassment
Ripa kicked off the segment by rolling some footage of herself and Larson at the 2016 ceremony, just after she won her Oscar for room.
She then turned to Larson and said: 'So, you presented this year.'
Larson seemed to be aware of the direction the interview might be heading and kept her response as short as possible, saying: 'I did.'
That is when Slater jumped in, asking Larson if she had an 'out-of-body experience' while presenting at the ceremony.
Larson then replied about having no memory of her time on stage, shooting down any hopes that she might address her response to Affleck's win.
The hosts then decided to move on to Larson's backstage moment with pal Emma Stone, flashing a photo of the two friends embracing after Stone won the Actress in a Leading Role trophy for La La Land.
She was happy to discuss that Academy Awards moment, and after that the topic changed to Larson's upcoming film projects.
Larson did however briefly speak about what happened to Vanity Fair on Wednesday night at a screening of her new film, saying: 'I think that whatever it was that I did onstage kind of spoke for itself.'
She then added: 'I’ve said all that I need to say about that topic.'
Nice try: Christian Slater (right) asked Larson (center with Ripa on left) at one point if being a presenter at the Oscars was an 'out-of-body experience'
Catching up: Ripa and Slater seemed eager for Larson to provide some inside scoop from Oscar night
Keep on smiling: Larson kept a smile on her face throughout the segment, and offered no comment on Affleck
Larson has neither acknowledged or commented on her refusal to applaud for Affleck at last week's Oscars ceremony, but that has not stopped a number of people from viewing her decision as a silent protest in response to Academy members deciding to herald the 'Manchester by the Sea' star despite two women alleging they were sexually harassed by the actor.
It was not the first time the actress appeared less-than-thrilled to be handing out a trophy to Affleck either, with many noting her look of apparent dismay back in January when presenting the actor with a Golden Globe for his performance.
Affleck was never accused of a crime by either of the women and settled both lawsuits out of court.
Larson's sweep of every major award last year for her work in Room earned her an invite to those same ceremonies this year, where as per tradition the previous winner of the Actress trophy announces the winning Actor.
That meant that Larson, who won her award for playing a victim of sexual assault, was sharing the stage with Affleck, who was accused of sexual harassment in two civil suits.
Affleck did not win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, and Larson was noticeably happier when announcing Denzel Washington's name that night, who took home an Actor for his work in 'Fences.'
Larson could even be seen giggling to herself at one point after announcing that Washington was the winner.
Recent history: Larson stared for a few extra seconds at the envelope announcing Affleck had won at the Golden Globes in January (left) and then looked less than thrilled (right)
Looking down: Larson had a similar expression on her face at the Academy Awards last week
Beaming: Larson was all smiles at the Screen Actors Guild Awards when announcing Denzel Washington had won (left) and even giggled after reading his name (right)
Affleck, 41, was asked to address the lawsuits filed against him in an interview with his hometown paper The Boston Globe, and said: 'I believe that any kind of mistreatment of anyone for any reason is unacceptable and abhorrent, and everyone deserves to be treated with respect in the workplace and anywhere else.'
He then went on to say: 'There's really nothing I can do about it. Other than live my life the way I know I live it and to speak to what my own values are and how I try to live by them all the time.'
Represented by the same lawyer, producer Amanda White sought $2m and cinematographer Magdalena Gorka sought $2.25m in their individual lawsuits.
White wrote in court papers that she 'was forced to endure uninvited and unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace.'
She went on to state in her filing: 'On one occasion, Affleck instructed a crew member to take off his pants in order to show [White] his penis, even after [White] objected.
'Affleck repeatedly referred to women as "cows"; he discussed his sexual exploits and those of other celebrities that he allegedly witnessed; and asked [White] after learning her age, "Isn't it about time you get pregnant."'
White also claimed that at one point she could not get into her bedroom while shooting in Costa Rica because 'Affleck and Phoenix locked themselves in her bedroom with two women.'
She said that later in the shoot Affleck 'attempted to manipulate [her] into staying in a hotel room with him, and when she resisted he grabbed her in a hostile manner in an effort to intimidate her into complying.'
Done for the season: Larson (above leaving the stage at the Oscars) has never commented on the claims made against Affleck
Awards show acquaintances: Larson also gave Affleck a hug (left) and kiss (right) after presenting him with his Oscar at the ceremony
Best friends: When Larson did not expound upon her answer, hosts Kelly Ripa and Christian Slater moved on to discuss the actress' backstage hug with Emma Stone (above)
Gorka's allegations were just as serious, claiming that she was subject to 'routine instances of sexual harassment' on the set.'
She wrote in her court filing: 'Affleck and other members of the production team made lewd comments; they discussed engaging in sexual activity with [Gorka]; and they suggested that she have sex with the Camera assistant.'
Then one night, Gorka claims that Affleck got into bed with her while drunk when the crew was asked to stay at his New York City apartment.
She was the lone female working on the set at that time.
'During the middle of the night, [Gorka] awoke to find Affleck lying in the bed next to her. Unbeknownst to [Gorka], Affleck had entered the bedroom while she was asleep and crawled into the bed,' read the court papers filed in the case.
'When she woke up, Affleck was curled up next to her in the bed wearing only his underwear and a t-shirt. He had his arm around her, was caressing her back, his face was within inches of her and his breath reeked of alcohol.'
Gorka stated in her filing that 'she did not know where he had touched her while she was sleeping or how long her had been there before she woke up.'
She claims that she then asked Affleck to leave, pointing out that he was married at the time to Phoenix's sister Summer, and then after resisting initially he did but 'slammed the door in anger.'
Gorka said she left the project soon after, but returned after White joined the crew and called her personally to ask her to come back.
She then left for a second time after the aforementioned Costa Rica incident.
Gorka noted in her filing that in 'her 16 years in the entertainment industry, [she] had never accused anyone of sexual harassment.'
Both lawsuits were settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in 2010, and neither woman has spoken publicly about the allegations.