Meet Veronica, played by Rowan Blanchard was known as the ringleader and popular girl in school she’s also Meg’s next-door neighbor in A Wrinkle In Time. In the film, Veronica is a new character who doesn’t appear the original book. Her message is very powerful along with her demeanor. Folks I don’t do spoilers, so I’ll stop right there let’s dive into the with Rowan Blanchard who’s not only talented but inspirational.
“This film marks such an incredible and unique time in history where so many people who have never seen themselves on screen are able to go to a film and see themselves starring in a huge sci-fi movie. Like, that’s massive. I was just looking on Twitter, there’s a lot of organizations led by young teenage black girls to buy movie tickets for a bunch of other young black girls to go see this movie. People are organizing like this and are so prepared and ready for the movie to come out makes me feel so excited to be even a small part of it.” Rowan Blanchard
Watching Rowan Blanchard character in other television shows the role she was casted for in A Wrinkle In Time is slightly different. So inquiring minds want to know with this change did she discover anything different about her herself?
“It definitely made me aware of how the bully is always the person who’s hurting so deeply inside, which is such a stereotypical thing to say but very true. And I think we see that in one scene with Veronica like the layers of her body insecurities and all these things that are real, that teenage girls sort of access every day.”
Fun Fact: Rowan Blanchard would love to be a movie Director one day. She shadowed Ava DuVernay on the set of A Wrinkle In Time these moments meant a lot to Rowan Blanchard.
Rowan Blanchard is on the set with a lot veteran A-List actress and actor in which at an early age can be a little intimidating. I wanted to know how she felt about being a warrior if this was something that had ever come up.
“I have to give myself permission to be a warrior on the daily. It’s not something that is a very conscious thing where I feel totally empowered and fearless every day. There are some areas that I feel more confident and then others. Going off on that piano with Oprah, Reese, and Mindy, I felt like the odd one out. There was a second where I had to tell myself I deserve to be here I’m here a part of something bigger than myself. I must remind myself that it’s okay that I am in the room.”
Rowan Blanchard just finished writing her first book. What an accomplishment here’s what she had to say about the process and timing of her book.
“I made this book called Still Here that just came out about a week and a half ago. It was just important to me I guess to have these concrete forms of how I view art. Which I think is a lot more accessible than how we think of art in a museum or how we think of art as a big painting. I was always inspired by my friends who kept diaries and whose thoughts were so pure and unfiltered. Being a teenager and specifically being a teenage girl or it’s just this point where your thoughts are not as informed with the outside world yet and you’re still processing so much yourself that your writing is more unfiltered.”
Knowing Rowan Blanchard had the chance to shadow Ava DuVernay behind the scenes of A Wrinkle In Time. Being a Film Director is her dream job, so we had to ask her to share a bit more regarding her experience with Ava on the set.
“Her magnitude as a person is so overwhelming just the idea that this woman has worked so hard and still remembers everybody’s name. Like, that was the one thing that I realized working she knows the entire crew by name. Just being able to follow this woman who’s so loyal to everyone around her and so giving and wants to not only succeed but wants to bring people up with her it was so incredible. I looked at her as so much more than just an inspirational director. She’s just like this incredible person that I’m so grateful to have in my life in so many ways.”
Rowan Blanchard an inspiring young Film Director who has successfully achieved so much at an early age is on my list of “Women to Watch”. I can’t wait to see what’s next for her, but until then check out as she plays “Veronica” in A Wrinkle In Time.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space are known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.