How Cardi B inspired ‘Little Women’ director Greta Gerwig

Cardi B has made her political backing of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders no secret, but her literary choices are a bit more of a mystery.

But what’s not a mystery is how Cardi B has impacted a recent on-screen adaptation of a literary work. “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig recently shared how the “Press” rapper inspired her big-screen take on the 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel.

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Apparently, the history-making Vogue magazine cover Cardi B landed with daughter Kulture had an impact on Gerwig. She was influenced to do her Annie Lebowitz shoot with her baby boy for the publication as one of four women, including, Cardi B who landed separate Janurary 2020 issue covers. The other two cover stars were fashion designer Stella McCartney, who posed with her children, and pregnant model Ashley Graham.

"There are four different covers with different women and one of the covers is Cardi B," Gerwig said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” "Cardi B is a huge inspiration to me."

Gerwig explained that she was directing the film while pregnant, which no one knew.

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“I would go home at night and watch Cardi B's Instagram videos about her pregnancy — and they were incredible," she said. "I was like, she's amazing! She's making music videos and complaining about things! She's, like, wonderful!"

Much like Gerwig, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, did not slow down during her 2018 pregnancy. After confirming long-bubbling rumors that she was expecting during a performance on "Saturday Night Live" that April, the star continued performing. She rapped during energetic sets at both weekends of Coachella and was scheduled to join Bruno Mars on his "24K Magic" tour. However, her pregnancy led her to cancel some tour dates toward the end of April.