“Little Women” protagonists Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March were born in the mid-19th century, before the dawn of social media. But had the heroes from Louisa May Alcott’s acclaimed novel been alive today, would they use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Variety asked Saoirse Ronan, who plays the spunky writer Jo, how the sisters would feel about the internet.
It turns out, the youngest March daughter, Amy (portrayed by Florence Pugh), would be the most addicted.
“Amy would love social media. She’d be on everything,” Ronan said. “Amy would love the whole influencer thing, but she’d be outside. She’d be like one of the cool people who doesn’t really get involved with it.”
Ronan believes the eldest offspring, Meg (played by Emma Watson), would find more practical uses.
“Meg might have one of those mom blogs. I think she’d be crazy into Pinterest, making dresses and different garments and stuff,” she said.
Jo and Beth (Eliza Scanlen), however, wouldn’t give in to the social media craze.
“Beth wouldn’t even know what Facebook or Instagram were, and I think Jo would be the same,” Ronan said. “I’m not on anything, and I think Jo would be a bit like that. I think she would have a website, that would be it.”