VIDEO: Author/Actress Rowan Blanchard discusses ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and her debut book ‘Still Here’ with BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM

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Actress and author Rowan Blanchard talks with BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM (@AM2DM on Twitter) about the new Disney Pictures film, A Wrinkle In Time and her awesome hew book, Still Here.

On “Still Here”

“There’s something that happens very much in your early teen years, where all of a sudden you realize everything’s happening for the first time and you don’t know how to react and there are so many feelings…I wanted to make something that was kind of a shrine to that.”  (start time: 1:07)
 
“Life is so endless when you’re a teenager…There’s something so infinite about it and I really wanted access to that…This is about the prelude before having it.” (start time: 2:01)
 
“You want nothing more than to know yourself and to be who you are in the moment and when people assume that identity for you…You don’t have enough room to explore that.” (start time: 3:30)
 

On “A Wrinkle in Time”

“Being a part of that entire project was so surreal…It feels like an experimental film to me…This has never been done before, where the young girl of color is leading literally a science fiction story, where she saves the entire world. That doesn’t exist…I feel like we’re on the verge of something.” (start time: 4:22)

 

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