My daughter is a huge fan of Gugu, so she was super excited to listen to the Gugu Mbatha-Raw Interview A Wrinkle In Time On Her Role As Dr. Murry. Thank you, Disney, for allowing me to attend the A Wrinkle In Time press event in LA to bring this interview. All tesseracting opinions are my own.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Interview A Wrinkle In Time | On Her Role As Dr. Murry
Since watching her in the film Belle, my daughter has been a huge fan of Gugu Mbatha-Raw. For her, it was the strong female character she portrayed. Seeing a female on the screen present herself as strong, elegant, and determined made an impact in my daughter’s eyes. Although I wish we would see more of Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Murry in A Wrinkle In Time. I know my daughter is going to be thrilled watching her on the big screen.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw always seems to be playing strong female roles as she did in A Wrinkle In Time. Where she plays Dr. Murry, a single mom after her husband’s disappearance. Raising her children on her own, while still mourning his loss. The film brings in such a huge diversity of topics such as multicultural families, intelligence in girls, single parenting, and the fight between good and evil.
Gugu’s Eight-Year-Old Fan – My Daughter
For the fact that my daughter is such a huge fan of Gugu, I wanted to know what she was hoping that young girls would take away from the film?
“Some of the themes are actually very similar to me and what I’m drawn to. The idea of finding your voice. I think the idea that who you are is enough is something that I really respond to in this story especially in Storm’s character. Growing up being bullied at school, being uncomfortable in her own skin, not sure where she fits. Those are definitely themes that were in Belle, in Beyond the Lights, and in many stories that I’m attracted to.
I think that you have all the potential inside of you. That’s something I think I would love young people to feel and learn and understand”.
Desire To Work With Ava DuVernay
Knowing your worth in the industry you are in is important to make impactful decisions. In this case, Gugu’s decision of becoming apart of A Wrinkle In Time just made sense.
“It was a no-brainer to me. I really wanted to be a part of this game-changing moment really in the industry. I could feel that this, the way that she was going to cast this film, the fact that it’s historically significant that she’s even directing this film as a woman of color. I wanted to be a part of that girl gang. I wanted to be celebrating what this means culturally”.
Favorite Quote In The Film
While interviewing the cast we learned that the message behind the film was important. What lessons did Gugu learn while playing Dr. Murry in the film?
“I think Oprah has the line, know all you have to do is find the right frequency and be who you are. I was like, that’s the key to life, isn’t it? Just find the right frequency. Find your tribe. Find your purpose. Find the thing that sets you alight and know your frequency, your vibe and then just do that, do you, be authentic”.
Preparing To Become Dr. Murry
To prepare for her role as Dr. Murry who plays a smart scientist, alongside Cris Pine they had real-life scientists such as Stephon Alexander who wrote the book, the jazz of physics and others to help along with the linguistic parts of the characters.
You will also notice if you are a fan of the A Wrinkle In Time book, that in the movie she is referred as Dr. Murry and not Mrs. Murry. The reason behind this was to show that as a single mom and a woman, she was still a scientist as well.
There’s your inside look into Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s interview and how she became apart of Disney’s newest live-action film A Wrinkle In Time!
A Wrinkle In Time In Theaters Tomorrow Friday, March 9th!
About A Wrinkle In Time
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 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.
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