Little Women captured hearts over the holidays and passed the $100 million mark in worldwide gross
Director Greta Gerwig stopped by The Los Angeles Film School on Saturday, January 11, to talk with our students about her latest film, Little Women. Gerwig is nominated for a WGA award and scored an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Prior to directing Little Women, Greta wrote and directed Lady Bird, which also received Oscar and WGA nominations.
As a die-hard Law & Order fan, Gerwig auditioned for the show multiple times and eventually started acting in low-profile roles in mumblecore films. Her breakout role came from the 2012 film France Ha, which Gerwig plays the main character, Frances, a young New Yorker who is struggling to find her way as a dancer in the city.
“What I love about movies, is there is no elegant entry point. It’s all kind of making a fool of yourself. But that’s what kind of unites everyone,” said Gerwig.
Gerwig made her directorial debut with Lady Bird but had Little Women in the back of her mind. She willed Little Women into existence by drafting the script before she even started directing Lady Bird. Once she approached the studios with the idea and a script, the film was off to the races.
Want to hear more about Little Women and Gerwig’s screenwriting process? Listen to the full story with Greta Gerwig on Jeff Goldsmith’s podcast, The Q&A.
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