Making Little Women
The cast of Little Women reveal the on-set hijinks and special moments that made this shoot one to remember. Little Women continues Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 8/7c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #LittleWomenPBS
(bright classical music)
- [Annes] As you can imagine, it was pretty special.
- [Maya] We would play music and dance together,
every lunch period, the first few weeks.
You know what was great, we had a week
of rehearsal and we played some games together,
and we told stories, and really opened up.
And once we opened up about our relationship
to our characters and some of our relationships
to our own family, there was really no point
in having less interesting conversations.
Which I think, is a quote stolen from Annes.
- We'd come in bringing books that we like.
Or poems that we'd found or songs we'd discovered.
And then, in the evenings, we'd paint in each
other's rooms, or write songs, or sing songs.
It was just, such a special time.
- [Jonah] I think we were so open
with one another, straight away.
We talked about, ourselves and
what "Little Women" meant to us.
And then, we meditated. (laughing)
We sat there, and our director, Nes, talked us through it.
We did, something called, smiling meditation.
And it sounds a bit, sort of,
hippie and silly, but it was...
From that moment, it kind of immediately
felt connected, to the people around me.
- [Emily] They're all very committed, idealistic
actresses, with a real sense of devotion to the craft.
It's about creating, which we did.
All four of us creating the campfire,
and you sit round and you tell stories,
and that's where you learn, it's so important.
You know, I always say to young actors,
don't take your phone on set, you might learn something.
It was a very nice thing to do because, for me,
it was a sense of, just being able
to hand something on, of my experience, of how
to bring all those feelings, into the work.
- [Man] Action!
- Emily did that, and Dylan did that,
and Angela did that, and they all
inspired me to find a way to do my best work.
And I learned a lot from them and it was a huge honor.
- [Angela] The only way you can do a production
like "Little Women," you have to give over.
You have to forget your sense of self-preservation.
You've got to share.
And I think they all, managed to
do that, to a wonderful degree.