The stars of Disney’s new film A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and newcomer Storm Reid are on the cover of Time Magazne’s latest issue.
Here’s what the cast had to share with the magazine:
Ava on choosing Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon to play Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit, respectively: I wanted the three Mrs. to be black, white and someone who wasn’t either, as well as different sizes, faiths and ages. I wasn’t just casting for actresses. I was casting for leaders—icons.
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.