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20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2016): Greta Gerwig Discusses 70’s-Set Drama

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Greta Gerwig Talks About 20th Century Women In Interview

Jackie actress Greta Gerwig opens up about her experience working on Mike Mill’s upcoming drama 20th Century Women.

Set in the late 1970’s, the film follows the interaction between a young mother who managed to beat cancer and her teenage son. As she tries to prepare her son for adult, Abbie (Gerwig) finds herself finds herself becoming increasingly frustrated and on the verge of having a serious breakdown:

What attracted you to 20th Century Women?

I was a big fan of Mike Mills’ work going into this, so I thought that I would like the script because I like his work. It’s a pretty good assumption that you’ll like what the script is. I loved the script; I thought it was beautiful and moving. I felt very attached to all of the characters right away, which sometimes I don’t feel that way about films. Particularly with my character, Abbie, I felt very attached to her and very protective of her instantly.

What spoke to you in his writing? He takes a very detailed and very personal approach.

I think it’s hard for me to distinguish his writing from the films themselves. The documents that his screenplays are inherently have what the movie will feel like visually in them.

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