'Little Women' was a big step for me: Saoirse Ronan

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (PTI) Actor Saoirse Ronan believes 'Little Women' will prove to be the most important film of her career.

The actor reunites with her 'Lady Bird' director Greta Gerwig on the latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age period novel.

In an interview with Variety, Ronan, said she felt more confident on 'Little Women', than she was during the making of 'Lady Bird'.

'It was a big step up for me as an actor. Even with something like ‘Lady Bird,’ I was fully terrified every day. I felt, 'I'm going to ruin this. I’m going to mess it up.' I really felt that.

'It was a great experience, but I was constantly on the phone to my mom or my friends saying, ‘I can’t do it.’ It wasn’t like that with ‘Little Women',' the 25-year-old actor said.

The actor also revealed that she was 'desperate' to portray the character of Jo as she believes she was ready to tackle such a role.

'I was ready to jump out of line and take it on. Jo is such an important figure for so many girls, and I didn’t feel daunted by it. I was precious with her,' Ronan added.

'Little Women' features an ensemble cast of Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton and Meryl Streep.

The film is scheduled to release in the US on December 25. PTI RB RB