Greta Gerwig responds to ‘Lady Bird’ becoming the best reviewed film in Rotten Tomatoes history

The movie has beaten 'Toy Story 2' to the honour

Greta Gerwig has responded to Lady Bird becoming the best reviewed film in Rotten Tomatoes history.

The movie, which was released in the US earlier this month, has achieved a 100 percent score from the aggregation site, and is the most reviewed film to have done so. That honour was previously held by Toy Story 2.

“It’s amazing,” Gerwig told Vanity Fair, adding that her younger brother had told her the news and even he was “slightly skeptical” that her film had beat the animated movie.

“It’s so exciting,” she continued. “You make a movie and you put so much into it… to have it reflected back to you, it’s an amazing thing.”

The actor-director had previously shared the letters she wrote to Justin Timberlake, Alanis Morissette and Dave Matthews to gain permission to use their music in the film, which stars Saoirse Ronan as the titular Lady Bird. Gerwig revealed she has since met Timberlake, whose song ‘Cry Me A River’ appears in the movie.

“I sort of attacked him,” she said of their meeting at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles earlier this year. “He was very gracious. He said he was happy that his song was in my movie.”

Lady Bird will be released in cinemas in the UK on February 16.