Storm Reid, the lead actress in A Wrinkle In Time, spent some time with us in an exclusive interview about her role as Meg Murry and what it’s been like to be a part of this monumental film. After sitting with Storm, you can feel that she is an old soul and very humble, something that is refreshing to see in a young Hollywood actress.
Storm shared so many profound words with us that day, so much so that they have stuck with me since. From where she would “tesser” to, to what she learned from “the Mrs.”, and what it’s like being a role model at such a young age, Storm shared it all.
Storm Is Now A Role Model For Little Brown Girls
When asked what it feels like to now be this huge role model for little girls that look like her, Storm shares these wise words:
“It’s very empowering for me still as a young girl, being able to represent the little girls that look like me and being able to give them hope and know that they can have any opportunity they want to have. They can do anything, no matter their big hair, or their big nose, or their glasses, or their skin tone. For me being able to be that for them; (to) be an inspiration and to uplift them and empower them in a time like this, where everybody’s so divided and it’s so dark. It means a lot.”
What Storm Learned From Oprah, Mindy and Reese
To be able to hear what Storm gleaned from the powerful Mrs. of A Wrinkle In Time reminded all of us how impactful a person can be, whether they are famous or not. Kindness and authenticity are always felt. We asked Storm what she learned from Oprah, Mindy and Reese during her time filming with them.
“I learned from each and every one of them constant graciousness, because they are so amazing and so empowering. They’re these A List stars, but they don’t act like it. They are so grounded and so humble. And I just love them. Miss Oprah told me don’t waste energy on things you can’t change in life, when you can be using that energy on something positive in your life. They’re just all so great; I’m glad that I have them in my corner to pour into me and just be around me, because they’re amazing women.”
What Storm Learned About Herself
With the enormity of what Storm is experiencing right now, and what she experience while filming A Wrinkle In Time, we had to know what she’s learned bout herself during this journey.
“I wouldn’t say I learned anything different, but I did learn that I am enough. My mom taught me that and instilled that in me, and I’m pretty confident. But just being Meg…and going through that journey with her where she doesn’t feel that way about herself, and she has to embrace the light from within to become that It really helped me do the same and really reassure that I was enough and that I am worthy of being loved, and I do have faults and challenges, but that can’t stop me.”
The Tesser Question
If you’ve read A Wrinkle In Time, you’re probably familiar with the idea of tessering. If you haven’t read it yet, “tessering” is simply traveling in time, or creating a “wrinkle” in time to travel anywhere, and everywhere in the universe. When asked where she would tesser to, Storm decided to go back in time.
“I think I would like to go the past — with my knowledge as Storm, as this 14-year-old girl — back into the Civil Rights Movement, and see how I would deal and cope with that. And with my knowledge now, see how I would deal with those things; (then) come back and see how I could kind of change the future, because I feel segregation and inequality is still going on. If I could have that knowledge of how I experience that and how I could’ve changed that and come back here in times like this, that would be really cool.”
To say that a 14 year old has inspired me deeply may seem odd, but Storm has done just that. We are so excited to see where this extremely talented and intelligent beacon of light will be a part of in the future, and we can’t wait for everyone to see her in A Wrinkle In Time.
A Wrinkle In Time hits theaters everywhere on March 9th!