How Much Like Your Character Are You?
The Little Women cast reveal similarities between themselves and their characters. See Little Women, continuing on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 8/7c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #LittleWomenPBS
- A little bit. Just a little bit.
Why don't you just open a little wider
and swallow the whole book?
I'm kind of a tough broad, you know.
In many ways I'm also a pushover.
The only way you can conduct a lifetime of work
is by having those qualities.
They enable you to maintain a certain level,
and for those qualities, I'm very thankful I have them.
- Whilst, you, of course, are always entirely open to reason
and never afraid to admit you're in the wrong.
I think he's very open, and he wears his heart on his sleeve
and he's full of life.
And I feel I connect to all of those things about him.
- Over the course of my life,
and over the course of my knowing the novel,
I have identified with Jo and Amy and Meg
at different points.
- I think we're all a combination of them.
- I really connected with her passion.
Her passion for her family.
The responsibility that she felt
in terms of loving her family
well. Being a brave and reliable sister and daughter.
It's always been a really important thing to me.
- I see my life in hers.
You know, suddenly finding myself
not a young person anymore.
I'm not, you know,
the young kind of person
full of wild passions and ideas and ambitions to do things
that I would like to have thought of myself
as being when I was younger.
I'm now somebody who's responsible for the lives of others,
and my struggle, as Marmee's is,
is to be calm,