Maya Hawke On Dyslexia And ‘Little Women’ Role: ‘I Have Been Preparing For This Character My Entire Life’

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.

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“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.

Elle Magazine/Daymion Mardel
Elle Magazine/Daymion Mardel

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.

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“The world of celebrity that comes with the world of art is not particularly interesting to me,” she confessed.

Elle’s April 2018 issue is on newsstands now.

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