Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A chat with Deric McCabe “Charles Wallace Murry" from "A Wrinkle in Time" the movie comes home on Blu-ray today! #WrinkleInTimeBluray

****Disney is providing an all-expense paid trip for me to cover this great event, all opinions are 100% my own ****

Did you ever dream that there was more out in the universe to discover? With the movie adaption of the loved children’s book A Wrinkle in Time, you will find more dimensions then you could have ever imagined!  This amazing story is about a young girls extra ordinary adventures across space and time with three supernatural beings, including Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling).
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. 

The film is produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, and stars two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which; Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon.
The movie is filled with action and adventure that takes the viewers on an extraordinary journey that is filled with imagination, entertainment and positive messages. The main character is the same age as my daughter and it was nice to see a strong willed young girl that was not afraid to fight for what she wants. I love that this film encouraged self confidence and embracing your individuality. 

If you really thing about all that has to align up in the unverserse to make you possible, it is really amazing! My daughter and I were big fans of this movie, and were excited to check it out on Blu-Ray.  Storm Reid was wonderful as the struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry, she really made you feel for the character and was a great fit for the role. 
Another great character in the movie was the gifted youngster Deric McCabe who plays the younger brother, while in LA we were able to sit down for an interview with Deric McCabe who plays “Charles Wallace” in the film. This little boy had so much energy and spunk, he was just a down to earth kid who was having a blast. During the interview started Deric showed us his best cartwheel, he was really having fun. As we asked questions he would shout out you, you, you... to choose who could ask the next question. It was so fun, and relaxed. Check out the fun questions we had for him read on to learn more: 

Q: Who are your acting heroes?

Deric McCabe:   Scarlett Johansson (he has a bit of a crush on Scarlett)  and Chloe Bennett. They are delightful.   I haven’t met them.  They are hot and they love me even though they don’t know me.  So, that’s one thing.

Q:  Do you have any advice for kids who want to get started in acting?

DM: When you don’t get any jobs, keep the faith.  Yeah, I think that’s good.

 Q :   You said you were super nervous and the audition process.  What helped you get through that?

DM: me?  My parents.  They did because they were like, don’t worry.  They may call you back.  They’re going to call you back.  And then the time where Ava called me, my mom was like oh, here, it’s for you.  And I was like, okay.  Hello, not thinking it was going to be Ava, and she’s like hi.  And I was like who are you?  She’s like, oh, I’m Ava, the one that was doing the auditions.  I was like wow, hello.  She was like I was wondering if you would like to work with me on A Wrinkle in Time.  And I was like, yes!  That would be great.

Q:  What was the hardest scene for you to film?

DM: The end scene.   I had to cry in it so that was hard.  Ava was like okay, we’re going to do this.  And the brain was super sticky.  So, it kept sticking to my back.  So, I was like thinking of something to try.  And the wardrobe person comes up and says hey, you have something in your back.  Can you stand up and get it?  And I’m like, oh, God, I was just in the middle of almost crying. This will just take a second.  Five minutes later, hey, you have stuff on your back.  We don’t want that in the scene.  Can I have it?  I was just about to cry.  Yeah, that was hard.

Deric with help from his acting coach taught himself to cry by thinking that is baby brother was injured... aww....

Q:  How important was it to you to be a part of this film being part Filipino and Ava wanting a lot of diversity?

DM:  It was really important.  Not only that, but it was really important to me in the film because not only am I Filipino but this is my first big role.   It was my first big role that I’ve done so, that was really important to me.
Q: Do you remember when you knew you wanted to be an actor? 

DM:   This is going to sound really silly.  But I was watching the Avengers with my dad.  Hi.  I was watching the Avengers with my dad and I just saw Scarlett Johansson and I was like oh, I want to do that.  And I was like, and I’m going to meet her.  So, then I was like, I think I want to do acting.  So, they put me into acting and now here I am talking to all you mommy bloggers.
What was something Deric learned in making this movie? He learned the place where they keep their snacks. Ha ha, see I told you he was a funny kid...   Deric loved the candy and the popcorn maker because when he first met Oprah, Deric had doctored up the set popcorn with some butter and cheddar and Oprah asked who’s popcorn is this?  This is delicious. Derec was pretty impressed that Oprah liked and was eating his popcorn.   

Deric was such a sweetie, even mentioning during the interview that it was great to see all of us nodding in agreement, uh huh.. haha... Well, that is what moms do right? I admit it I nod along when questions are answered...I am sure you will be seeing much more of this talented actor.  But for now, Deric is focusing in on school (his favorite subjects being lunch and recess... the same as my daughter) and taking things day by day. He has a great head on his shoulders and is full of positivity (which he says he gets from his dad..).

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling fit their roles of these otherworldly beings to a tee! The extras on the Blu-Ray included the always fun bloopers. I love watching these and laughing along, seeing that even the biggest starts are just like us and make mistakes and even they can laugh about it. 
The deleted scenes are great as well, I always like to see how the plot may have changed, or how things may have been very different if certain scenes were left in the film. We really enjoyed watching the bonus feature A Journey Through Time, with this we were able to take a close look at the making of the movie, with the cast and Director Ava DuVernay.
After seeing this movie my daughter was excited to get the book and see it how the author originally wrote it, she wanted to explore and see if there were differences, and to see if she loves the book as much as the movie. This is such a wonderful thing, when a movie excites you and wants to get you reading, that is a plus! 

Overall we all enjoyed the movie very much and would recommend it, it is a great family film.  Have you had the chance to see Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time yet? What did you think of the movie?  Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand.

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Unknown said...

This was a really interested read. I might watch the movie now.

slehan said...

I've read the book at least a dozen times over the years. The movie was different in many ways but very good in its own way. I want to see the extras on this DVD.

Unknown said...

I've head about this movie. I think I'm going to see it for sure now! :)

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