A Wrinkle In Time’s Storm Reid On The Importance of Diversity

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A Wrinkle In Time is easily one of the most anticipated movies in 2018. After the trailer was released a few months back, the internet was flooded with praise for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of the classic 1963 novel.

Just from the trailer alone, every bit of that praised is well deserved. It’s gorgeously shot with some terrific acting. At the front of that acting praise is Storm Reid, who plays protagonist Meg Murry. This makes Reid a rare example in media, a young woman of color playing a lead role in a big budget film.

Entertainment Weekly talked to Reid at the PEOPLE’s One to Watch. The 14-year-old Reid takes her responsibility other young people of color seriously. She’s even a bit in awe at what her visibility will bring.

“It means everything to be a girl of color and play Meg Murry because Meg Murry is, in the books, a Caucasian little girl. 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.”

Eloquently put, Storm, eloquently put.

You can watch the trailer below.

A Wrinkle In Time will be released on March 9th, 2018.

Bec Heim