Watch: How Oprah and Ava DuVernay Escape the Darkness

One of the major themes of A Wrinkle in Time is the darkness and how it can consume you if you let it. But all it takes is just a little bit of light and some belief in yourself to make it out of the dark.

Full Disclosure: Disney spent all the coins to invite The Root out to Los Angeles to watch the film on the Disney lot and to interview the star-studded cast. I think before they even hit send, I was saying, “Yasss!”


I sat down with Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Storm Reid, Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw and asked them how they climb out of the darkness—basically a cheat sheet on beating the downs of life’s ups and downs. Obviously, Oprah preached a word so good, I asked that she just be injected into my veins. I’m hoping she found that more hilarious than crazy.

Check out the sage advice in the video above. And go see A Wrinkle in Time when it opens Friday.

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Danielle Young

Pretty. Witty. Girly. Worldly. One who likes to party, but comes home early. I got stories to tell. Prince (yes, that Prince) called me excellence. Achievement unlocked.