The ladies of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, cover Essence Magazine love issue.
Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and Storm Reid are bringing #BlackGirlMagic to life in the big screen adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel of the same name.
“I so want Black women to love it and Black girls to love it. I want everybody to love it, but this is a love letter to us.”
-Ava DuVernay, Director
“I just watched The Wizard of Oz again last year with one of my godchildren who was seeing it for the first time, and the magic of that is exactly what Wrinkle is going to be for another generation,” Oprah, who portrays Mrs. Which in the film, told ESSENCE inside the Issue.
Storm Reid, who portrays little Meg Murry in the film says she feels blessed to be a part of such a historical film.
“This is a huge milestone in my career, to be in a movie with Ava DuVernay directing and Miss Oprah being in it,” Reid said. “When I think about it, I don’t really know how to feel. There are so many emotions. But it’s just a great blessing that will forever change my life.”
Even though Ava is making history as the first African American woman given a big budget…$100 million to be exact, Duvernay aint thinking about that, as a matter of fact she told Essence that, that type of thinking is wack, and the old way of thinking.
“When I’m introduced as the first this, first that…,” DuVernay began about the magnitude of the project. “It doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s not anything I earned. I don’t allow myself to take it in like it’s real. I’m trying to have all of us up in there and more. I don’t want to be someplace by myself. I don’t want to be on a pedestal as the first this and that. That’s so wack; that is the old way of thinking.”
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters March 9th, and we all know need to go see it, and take every little black girl we know to see it as well.
Pick up the February issue of Essence magazine on newsstands Friday.