Storm Reid and Rowan Blanchard play nemeses in “A Wrinkle in Time,” but women are loving their messages about female friendship.
The movie’s director Ava Duvernay took to Twitter to applaud the girls’ clear admiration for each other saying, “Help me lift up these young queens. They do layered, beautiful work in @WrinkleinTime. Their characters focus on female friendship. What the world tried to impose on us. And what we really can be. Love to @StormReid and @RowanBlanchard.”
@Bunnyfufu84 stated, “It’s lovely to see young women love & support other. Too often we hear of Mean Girl nastiness. It’s beautiful to see the flip side!”
Rowan Blanchard is an outspoken 16-year-old feminist and the newest seventeen magazine cover girl. She works with UN women on the campaign #TeamHeForShe to promote gender equality. She spoke with her co-star about how their movie is also empowering girls and each other.
She stated, “I try to do it with my social media — and I think this movie does — is like, try to undo [expectations] and allow girls to be awkward, weird, multifaceted, nerds, strange, and just not that you have to be one thing.”
Suffice to say, this movie has plenty of positive vibes already and it’s not even out in theaters.