Golden Globe contender Saoirse Ronan reunited with her “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig and co-star Timothée Chalamet in “Little Women,” a film she uncharacteristically approached Gerwig about at an award show.
“I just tapped her on the shoulder and was like, ‘I know you’re doing ‘Little Women’ and I know Jo is going to be in it, and I think I should be Jo. And that’s just it. I’m just going to let you know that’s how I feel about it,'” Ronan told Variety during her cover shoot.
Shortly after, she received an email from Gerwig saying she would take on the main role. Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlan were cast as her fellow March sisters, while Meryl Streep plays their Aunt March.
“I only had one scene with Meryl. I enjoyed the scene so much and so enjoyed working with her as another actor,” she said. “It suddenly hit me that I got to do a scene with Meryl Streep and I just went over to her and got really emotional and was like, ‘Thank you so much for letting me do this with you.’ And she was like, ‘It’s fine. You’ve been hired by Greta. It’s not a big deal.”