If you aren’t familiar with Deric McCabe, you need to be. Deric is the breakout star of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, and we recently had a chance to sit down with him to talk about his role as Charles Wallace Murry, and the awesome bonus features available on the release of the film on Blu-Ray.
Deric is such a little firecracker, full of energy and comedy. We asked him questions about filming, traveling with the cast to far-off places, and a special popcorn incident he experienced with Oprah Winfrey.
Confidence Is Key
One thing we couldn’t overlook was Deric’s confidence. As a 9 year old actor, he knows he’s very talented and he has no problem telling anyone he speaks to. We highly enjoyed our interview with Deric because he was open and honest with his answers about working on A Wrinkle In Time. It was so refreshing! He also entertained us before our interview with a little dance party, and showed us his cartwheel skills.
The Audition Process
Deric told us that he was nervous about his audition process. He was called in for his first audition, and called back to audition using different scenes. For a kid, he says it was a long process, but he’s glad he got the part.
On Set And Abroad
One of the cool parts of the behind the scenes extras on the A Wrinkle In Time Blu-Ray is the cast’s experience in New Zealand. Ever member of the cast and crew highly enjoyed their time in this magical country, and Deric was no exception. He said New Zealand was his favorite place to film, because the surroundings helped him get into character.
Oprah – The Popcorn Culprit
One of the funniest stories Deric shared with us had to do with his very famous co-star, Oprah Winfrey. Deric, who was wise enough to find out where all the snacks were housed on set, loved making his own popcorn mix in the craft foods tent. He was called to practice a scene, and decided to leave his popcorn for when he finished. To his surprise, he came back to Oprah eating his popcorn! Deric said she was asking who made the delicious popcorn, and he exclaimed that it was his. Instead of being upset, he said “Oprah’s eating my popcorn! That’s so cool!” That was also the first time he met Oprah. What an encounter!
A Wrinkle In Time On Digital HD and DVD/Blu-Ray!
Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and breakout star Storm Reid take viewers on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery, then behind the scenes through exciting extras!
Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and June 5 on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.
Families who bring home “A Wrinkle in Time” will go behind the scenes to meet the talented crafts persons, actors and filmmakers who brought to life every spectacular detail of this triumphant tale. Bonus material includes an extended featurette providing inside access to the A-list cast and crew; insightful audio commentary from director Ava DuVernay and team; deleted scenes; bloopers; andtwo music videos, including “I Believe” performed by GRAMMY®-nominated music mogul DJ Khaled and featuring GRAMMY®-nominatedsinger-songwriter Demi Lovato.
More than 50 years after Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel “A Wrinkle in Time” was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal, the big-screen retelling of this timeless classic takes audiences on a transformative journey, exquisitely illustrated through jaw-dropping visual effects, a stirring musical score and diverse, star-studded cast. Three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling), come to Earth to share their wisdom and love with struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) and younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) in search of her father (Chris Pine), a world-renownedphysicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago.
As fantastical as the film’s premise and imagery may seem, “A Wrinkle in Time” centers on a universal human need that feels particularly relevant and relatable today. “This is a story about belonging,” says DuVernay. “It’s about a girl who just doesn’t feel strong in her mind, body and spirit. But through this epic journey, she finds her strength and learns that the center of the universe starts inside her. It’s about Meg feeling like she belongs in the universe and has a mighty part to play… as do we all.”
Bonus features include:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- A Journey Through Time– Take an up-close look at the making of this magnificent movie with Director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and the cast and crew.
- Deleted Scenes (with optional director audio commentary)
o Ant on a String
o Aunt Beast
o Meg Learns About Calvin’s Dad
- Audio Commentary
o Director Ava DuVernay
o Producer Jim Whitaker
o Co-Screenwriter Jennifer Lee
o Production designer Naomi Shohan
o First assistant director Michael Moore
o Editor Spencer Averick
o VFX supervisor Rich McBride
- Original Songs/Music Videos
- “I Believe” performed by DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato
- “Warrior” performed by Chloe x Halle
Grab your copy today!