Diversity At Its Best! The Cast Of a Wrinkle In Time Cover Time Magazine’s New Issue

“A Wrinkle In Time” which is an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s science-fiction classic, will be released in a few months. It was directed by Ava DuVernay, produced by Reese Witherspoon, and it features Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling,  and Storm Reid as the main characters.

The cover features Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid-who is only 14years old.

Ava Duvernay on casting choice, “I wasn’t just casting for actresses. I was casting for leaders — icons,” she said. “Reese is the hottest producer in town. Oprah’s the most prolific, venerable legend of television and an artist and entrepreneur. And Mindy’s one of the few women running a show with her name, about her. When I think about the three of them together as a unit of celestial beings, it feels right.” Diversity in skin color, size, faith and age was also a major casting focus, DuVernay told Time. The director said she wanted Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who ― played by Winfrey, Witherspoon and Kaling, respectively ― to be “black, white and someone who wasn’t either,” and Meg ― the main character, played by Reid ― “to have brown skin.”

Reid, on why she wanted to be in this movie: “Before I got this role, I wanted there to be more little girls that look like me on TV and in lead roles.”

She also dedicated the cover to her late grandmother, by sharing the photo on instagram with this caption “This one is for my grandma in heaven Hazel Lorraine Richmond R.I.P. You were always a rebel and a true warrior.” 

Reese, on director Ava DuVernay wanting a diverse cast: “I’ve never seen somebody demand inclusiveness like that. It’s just a different perspective, and you don’t get that unless we start to have powerful filmmakers of different colors, different genders. You’re just gonna have the same 20 dudes making the same 20 movies over and over and over again.”

Oprah, on making the movie: “I felt like we were making the new Wizard of Oz for another generation.”

 

 

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