Maya Hawke stars as Jo March in BBC’s new period drama “Little Women” — a role she’s been anticipating for the past 19 years.
The actress opened up about her dyslexia in a new interview with Elle magazine. “In a lot of ways, I have been preparing for this character my entire life,” she said of Jo.
“Jo was a big inspiration to me, as far as having the drive to pursue my love for reading and writing, even when it was challenging,” continued Hawke.
The daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke also addressed her growing stardom, saying she cares more about her professional reputation than her public reputation.
“The world of celebrity that comes with the world of art is not particularly interesting to me,” she confessed.
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