Ever the heroine on and off the screen, Emma Watson has taken a uniquely serious approach to her recent role in the newest adaptation of Little Women, a literary classic.
Emma is a devoted fan of both the new film and the original text – and her love is one that she’d like to share. In order to give the memorable book a bit more exposure alongside the movie, she’s taken it upon herself to purchase many copies…and scatter them around town.
Emma isn’t the first to believe that a movie’s literary origins are too important to be missed. Many people all over the world have found themselves arguing in favor of books that have been adapted to movies. But Emma says when it comes down to it, it’s just something that’s brought her a lot of joy that she wants others to have as well. So if you’re wandering around London, don’t be surprised if you happen upon a lone copy of Little Women all on its own, waiting for a loving owner to pick it up.
But this isn’t the first time that Emma’s been caught performing this labor of love. She’s a participant and advocate of an organization called The Book Fairies, who perform such selfless and kindred acts all over the world in order to help keep books in the hands of people who want or need them.
With the help of her many fellow Book Fairies worldwide, more than 2,000 copies of ‘Little Women’ will be given away in 38 countries this week. And while nothing can ever take the place of the book, Little Women the movie has already earned excellent critical reviews – so make sure you don’t miss what all the fuss is about, and go to see it as well.
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