Women’s History Month: Nine Actresses Tell Us About Books and Films That Inspire Them

  • Variety
First introduced as a national proclamation by Congress in 1981, Women’s History Month has been celebrated every year since then, using the 31 days of March to promote and amplify the voices of women across the country — and around the world.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked nine actresses to tell us about the books, films and television shows that have inspired them, as women, over the years. Many of their selections were written by female writers, or star strong female leads. The shared goal of these actresses is to not only commemorate the achievements of women this month, but to celebrate their voices — and the stories they continue to tell — all year long.

Michaela McManus, “The Village” (premieres March 19 on NBC)

I read “Just Kids” by Patti Smith about seven years ago and it has stayed with me ever since (read it here). I moved to New York
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