I could never love anyone as I love my sisters. (And Timothee Chalamet.)
Ever since Harry Potter wrapped up, Emma Watson’s taken a leaf out of Hermione’s book and continued to excel after leaving Hogwarts behind. With projects like Perks of Being a Wallflower and Beauty and the Beast under her belt, she’s now working on an adaptation of Little Women which sounds absolutely massive. It was a pipe dream that we’d ever see her onscreen with Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet, let alone being directed by Ladybird’s Greta Gerwig, but here we are. The film is currently underway and Emma Watson shared a sneaky snap from behind the scenes, which sent the internet into a tailspin.
Dressed in an adorable AF pair of suspenders and a black hat, she and five other members from the cast crowded into a polaroid for a sweet picture. Emma stayed true to her character and captioned it with a quote from Little Women, writing, ‘I could never love anyone as I love my sisters.’
Below that, she name-dropped all the characters everybody played in the books including Meg March (herself), Jo March (Saoirse Ronan, looking very bad ass with a pipe), Amy March (Florence Pugh), Beth March (Eliza Scanlen) and finally Laurie - or Theodore Laurence - played by Timothee Chalamet. Tucked between them was one of our favourite female directors, Greta Gerwig: a.k.a. the wonder woman behind Wonder Woman earlier this year.
TBH there’s no friendship group that could ever come close to touching Harry Potter’s scooby gang, but this crew of excellence certainly gives Ron, Hermione and Harry a run for their money. According to Paste Magazine, this is the first official cast photo. If it’s anything to go by, we’re excited for the film to come out already.
Emma Watson’s involvement with the film has been a topsy turvy one. Initially, Emma Stone was slated to play Meg March but was “unable to join the project because of promotional obligations” for her film The Favourite according to Variety. Funnily enough, Emma Watson ended up taking on her role; an ironic twist of events given that Emma Stone had actually ended up taking her spot in La La Land when she was tied up with Beauty and the Beast. We don’t doubt both women would have killed the roles, but we also low-key just want them to star in a film alongside one another after all this.
Little Women will be released next Christmas 2019, which is something that’ll keep us going after we bust open our presents this year. We honestly can’t wait.
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Megan is a freelance journalist who covers entertainment and all things lifestyle, with a particular passion for fashion, beauty, travel and Keanu Reeves stories. She has previously worked on staff for titles including Marie Claire UK, CNN Style and The Evening Standard and has written for titles such as Bustle UK, Wallpaper*, Forbes and Hong Kong Tatler. She splits her time between London and her hometown Hong Kong, where she currently lives with the love of her life - an elderly dog named Poppy - and her husband.
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