Oprah Winfrey; Ava DuVernay; Storm Reid; Reese Witherspoon; Mindy Kaling. If we were to design our ideal line-up for a serious dose of female empowerment, chances are these women would be top of the list. Luckily for us, we were recently given front row seats to the real thing…
Oscar-nominated film director and Female Lead Icon, Ava DuVernay, recently chose to partner with The Female Lead for the European Premiere of her blockbuster film ‘A Wrinkle in Time’. Starring Storm Reid as the young female protagonist, Meg Murray, the film adaption of Madeline L’Engle’s science-fiction-fantasy novel is drenched in imagination and celebrates the power of embracing your faults and differences. With a cast including Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which). Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who) as three shapeshifting, astral travellers, the film explores that “tender age where you’re trying to figure out who you are and what you mean to the world and how you fit in.”
“So often I hear people saying ‘How do I get started, how do I do this? You just start. It won’t be perfect and it’ll be messy and it’ll be hard, but you’re doing something and you’re on your way”
As the European Premiere commenced, a hushed tone swept through the surroundings of London’s BFI IMAX, as members of the public and press took their place on the red carpet. As the pace of arrivals picked up, so did the noise. Suddenly, there was a swell of applause, cheers and a few tears; the cast were arriving to laugh, pose and talk with fans on the red carpet.