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The coming-of-age tale Lady Bird captures the quintessential life of an early ‘00s teenager. The Oscar contender marked the first feature film that Greta Gerwig has written and directed solo. The unconventional writer, director and actor’s style proved to be wildly successful despite her not following a traditional movie-making path, like going to film school.
Gerwig used her own childhood as inspiration, including her time as a theater nerd in Sacramento. Despite her shared hometown and New York City aspirations, she is not Lady Bird.
In fact, Gerwig says, “Lady Bird is the opposite of how I was in Catholic school. I was a real rule-follower and a people-pleaser and a gold star-getter. Lady Bird is a flawed heroine that I invented."
Below, find 10 revelations from interviews from the cast and director of Lady Bird that have ranged from Gerwig's directing style and what star Saoirse Ronan hopes audiences take away from the movie to why Ronan believed she was psychic as a kid.
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