Netflix’s Narnia: Gerwig Taking “Extra Care” With Adaptations
In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4 (5:43 mark), Greta Gerwig expressed her feelings about the upcoming adaptations of C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series.
Gerwig revealed a mix of excitement and trepidation, stating, “I’m slightly in the place of terror because I really do have such reverence for Narnia, I loved Narnia so much as a child. As an adult, C.S. Lewis is a thinker and a writer. I’m intimidated by doing this. It’s something that feels like a worthy thing to be intimidated by.”
Gerwig, who is not of British origin, conveyed a particular sense of responsibility in handling the beloved series, comparing it to the approach Americans take when tackling Shakespeare.
“As a non-British person, I feel a particular sense of wanting to do it correctly… it’s like when Americans do Shakespeare, there’s a slight feeling of reverence and as if maybe we should treat it with extra care. It is not our countryman.”Greta Gerwig
Anticipation for Gerwig’s next project has only grown with the box office and critical success of ‘Barbie’. Given the spotlight, tracking Netflix’s Narnia adaptations will certainly be a new experience for Narnia fans.
This interview comes on the heels of Gerwig’s nomination for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for ‘Barbie’ at the Golden Globes.