Check out Essence’s new cover featuring Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid and Ava DuVernay in honor of the upcoming release of Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME
With an imaginary universe at her fingertips—and media mogul Oprah Winfrey and dynamic newcomer Storm Reid by her side—award-winning director Ava DuVernay brings the Disney feature A Wrinkle in Time to life next month. The highly anticipated vehicle marks the first time a woman of color has been entrusted to direct a movie that cost upward of $100 million (not to mention with a 13-year-old Black girl in the middle of it all!)
Read quotes below from ESSENCE, February 2018 issue.
ON WATCHING STORM ON SET: “Sometimes I’d be watching her on set and would really tear up at her performance because she will become for this generation what Judy Garland’s Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was for previous generations. She gets to be that. This little Stormy, our little Stormy, gets to carry that on for generations to come. She gets to be that light for girls like herself…”
ON BEING APPROACHED TO DIRECT THE FILM: “I read it, and of course, as any reader, you put yourself in the book. You see people that you know inhabiting the world. So when I went in to talk to [Walt Disney Studios EVP of Production Tendo Nagenda] about it, I said, ‘This is how I see it. I see this as being multicultural, even down to the main character. I’m like, ‘She’s gotta be brown…’””
ON HER FIRST LEADING ROLE: “This is a huge milestone in my career, to be in a movie with Ava DuVernay directing and Miss Oprah being in.”