Usually, interviews with actors, director, etc. are held at a hotel, but when Storm Reid came to Atlanta to promote her new movie A Wrinkle in Time, we got to do the interview at a very cool location: her old Elementary school. Reid previously attended Chestnut Elementary, and she came back to greet the students, meet up with old teachers, donate some books, and do interviews at the school’s media center.
For those unfamiliar with A Wrinkle in Time, the story follows Meg Murry (Reid), a teenager who goes on an adventure with her adopted brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and friend Calvin (Levi Miller) to find her missing scientist father (Chris Pine). The film also stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Zach Galifianakis.
During my interview with Storm Reid, we talked about what it was like being back at her old elementary school, how she got involved with A Wrinkle in Time, working on a blockbuster feature with director Ava DuVernay, the advice she has for aspiring young actors, and much more.
Here’s the official synopsis for A Wrinkle in Time:
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.