Storm Reid, who attended People’s “Ones To Watch” event Wednesday night in L.A., opened up about being a black girl playing the lead role in the upcoming Ava DuVernay directed “A Wrinkle In Time.”
Storm Reid on playing the lead role of Margaret “Meg” Murry, who in the book is a Caucasian girl.
“It means everything to be a girl of color and play Meg Murry because Meg Murry is, in the books, a Caucasian little girl,” Reid told EW. “It’s just surreal because I get to empower other little African-American girls around the world and say that you can be a superhero and you rock and you can conquer the world and you are beautiful just the way you are and your flaws are nothing and you’re awesome. It feels really good to be able to inspire not only little girls [but] everyone.”