Adapting a beloved book for the big screen can be a Sisyphean task unto itself, but trying to bring the fantastical world of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to life was full of unforeseen challenges and exhilarating experiences for its stars. Based on the eponymous book, A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of young girl, Meg Murry (Storm Reid), who sets out on a quest across space and time to find her missing father with the help of three celestial beings–Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon). The results are a sprawling, sci-fi story that seems destined to become a new favorite of wide-eyed kids everywhere.
Director Ava DuVernay’s epic sci-fi film is already making history–and inspiring some seriously sweet toys–but what were the biggest challenges faced by the actors on set? To find out what difficulties they faced while making the film, we sent our ace reporter Markeia McCarty to sit down with stars at a recent press day in Los Angeles.
Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Storm Reid spoke to us about the most unexpected hurdles they had to overcome on set, what sets A Wrinkle in Time apart from other sci-fi stories, and much more. We urge any prospective performers out there to take Oprah’s advice to heart, in particular. Actually, it’s advice we could all probably stand to live by.
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9, 2018.
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