I am not here to be all I SAW HER FIRST but I DID. My favorite young human that I didn’t give birth to, Rowan Blanchard, star of Girl Meets World, has been cast in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time. And I’m actually openly weeping because I’m so happy for her.
Last month in an interview with New York Magazine, Blanchard discussed her desire to work with female directors.
Rowan is passionate about directing, but for now, working with a female director as an actress is just as much of a priority for her. “There’s something different about when a female directs versus a male. The level of maturity, mutual respect, and energy that you get from a female director is so different. I’ve worked with male directors who aren’t good, and no one says anything about it, but then we had one female director who was kind of all over the place and everyone complained. It’s so gendered. I feel safer when working with a female director because I know it’s from a female gaze.”
In the same interview she said this because she is the literal feminist angel that we should all aspire to be.
The project also added Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, Levi Miller as Calvin, and Deric McCabe as Charles Wallace, in addition to the already cast Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Chris Pine (Mrs. and Mr. Murry) and Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, respectively). Newcomer Storm Reid will play Meg Murry. Bellamy Young (MELLIE!), Will McCormack and Blanchard are also in the cast, though we don’t yet know in what roles.
Regardless, never have I personally been more excited for an actress to achieve such success. Because she’ll do great things with it.
Take on the world, Ms. Blanchard. Take on the world.