'Mockingbird' Actress Who Played Scout Reads 'Watchman': Watch Live Stream

Mary Badham is taking part in an event to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's first novel since the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.
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Mary Badham is revisiting her iconic role after more than 50 years.

The actress, who landed a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for playing Scout in director Robert Mulligan's 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, will take part in an event Tuesday at New York City's 92nd Street Y to coincide with the release of author Harper Lee's follow-up book, Go Set a Watchman.

Badham is set to read from both Mockingbird, which Scout narrates, and Watchman, which focuses on Scout 20 years after the events of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning book. The reading begins Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. PT and can be live-streamed below.

"Of course, at age 10, I wasn’t aware of the impact Mockingbird had at the time, or the impact the film would have later, but it has been a special part of my life ever since," said Badham in a statement. "Now I am really excited about Watchman and being able to share it with Miss Nelle’s loyal and passionate fans."

Watchman, which Lee wrote and then set aside almost 60 years ago, has been the subject of controversy since HarperCollins announced in February that it was set to be published. An investigation was held earlier this year in response to allegations that the book was being published against Lee's will, but the investigation did not find evidence to support the claims. Additionally, Watchman has surprised some critics by describing Atticus Finch as racist.

Watch the live stream below.

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