Spanish Costume Designer Paco Delgado Talks Working on 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Darin HammondMar 12, 2018

"Her wardrobe was fantastic, and we pull from the wardrobe", LaLette Littlejohn, head of the makeup department, said of Winfrey's costumes. Who (Kaling), Mrs. Which (Winfrey) and Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon).

Just in time for Women's History Month, Walt Disney Films releases "A Wrinkle in Time" this March 9th with some of our favorite and most honorable women in film. Its why I feel privileged to call her my big sister.

Reid handles this role with delicacy, her flickering, downcast eyes often half-concealed by a hairstyle she wears as a shield. These choices clearly come from a very personal place for DuVernay, and it's lovely to see that diversity communicated with earnestness and intention.

Meg's an extremely bright middle school student who's still feeling lost and heartbroken after the unusual disappearance of her father five years ago.

Reid plays the main character of the story, Meg Murry, who embarks on a quest to find her missing father. Based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L'Engle, Ava DuVernay's ambitious but flawed adaptation raises the question of whether any version of the book could have worked.

Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is pretty smart. Meg Murry is the 13-year-old heroine at its heart. Don't you know? It's just the tesseract! Although some fans hope to see Duvernay work on a future "Star Wars" movie, the director thinks she's not the right person to do it. But in the end, it was all worth it.

"I learned so much from Ava", Blanchard told TooFab.

The decision to create an inclusive film starring a little black girl and an extremely diverse cast was a conscious one for DuVernay, who has been outspoken about the need for more stories from women and filmmakers of color.

"There are no black or Southeast Asian 'Mrs.' in the book". "We took liberties to be true to the spirit, but we freed ourselves and freed our imagination to bring these fairy tales and fantasies into the current time, which is one that should be much more inclusive".

Ultimately - much the way Christopher Nolan's "Inception" was a lot of stuff and nonsense en route to revealing the identity of a surrogate Rosebud - DuVernay's "Wrinkle in Time" is a similarly tiresome, drawn-out exercise in order to conclude (metaphorically) with a Beatles song. She took a few minutes to welcome everyone to the screening and also asked the audience if they could think back to when they were 11 or 12 years old, saying the movie is ideal for that age group, as well as for anyone who could use their imaginations to take themselves back to that point in time. Her mother and her younger brother refuse to give up hope, but four long years later, and with still no sign of her dad, she has become despondent - she hates school, her social life, even herself. It's 'A Wrinkle In Time, ' starring Oscar victor Reese Witherspoon.

She also worked with Christian actor David Oyelowo on the upcoming film Only You. If it doesn't always work, well, at least DuVernay went for it, and her version of "A Wrinkle in Time" is just as gorgeous and odd as can be expected. Meg doesn't have any superpowers. She just had to know that in there she is of value and she just had to choose how to participate in it. I was in NY and I was working on Broadway and I said, 'They're gonna tap my shoulder and tell me to get out, They're gonna be like what are you doing here?' But I keep going back to that thing of saying if I'm feeling this way, all I need to do is acknowledge I'm feeling this way and take myself out of the equation. While I don't want to take away from any of the progress Hollywood has been making, one film simply can't solve anything: we're on step one of a 100 mile journey.

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