Greta Gerwig Credits ‘Little Women’ for Her Writing Career

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Greta Gerwig Credits ‘Little Women’ for Her Writing Career
Greta Gerwig, who wrote and directed “Little Women,” told hundreds of writers on Thursday night at the Writers Guild Theater that Louisa May Alcott’s iconic 1868 novel was her own origin story.

“I’d grown up with the book ‘Little Women,’ and I loved ‘Little Women,'” she explained at the WGA West’s Beyond Words event. “And it was the book that made me think I could to be a writer because Jo March was a writer. But I hadn’t read it since I was 14 or 15, and when I read it again when I was 30, it was so modern and urgent, that it felt like lines were written in neon.”

Gerwig, who is nominated in the adapted screenplay category for a WGA Award and an Academy Award, was responding to a query by moderator Aline Brosh McKenna, screenwriter and co-creator of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” about the question of money in the movie.
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