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Letitia Wright And Storm Reid Make Teen Vogue’s ‘Young Hollywood 2018’ List

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Teen Vogue has provided important coverage of entertainment, politics and news for a younger generation and the platform highlights those in Hollywood pushing the culture forward.  The magazine which recently switched to a digital only format debut their first digital cover with the Young Hollywood: The Class of 2018, with 8 young actors who are breaking barriers, advocating for equality and fighting for better representation, especially important in the #TimesUp era.

Letitia Wright, undeniable breakout star of Marvel’s Black Panther adds her bright energy and free spirit to the list of talent.  Her character Shuri, princess of Wakanda was much more than a pretty face. She lead all of the technological advancements in the hi-tech fictional country. Wright hopes that seeing Shuri excel on screen can inspire young girls to take science and math courses.

“I can only hope that Shuri can encourage a lot of girls to be a part of subjects in school like science and math and technology.”

The 24 -year-old actress also uses her platform to advocate for diversity and mental health awareness. She openly discusses her own battle with depression and hopes to help end the stigma of mental health, especially in the black community.

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Storm Reid, star of the upcoming film A Wrinkle In Time also made Teen Vogue’s Young Hollywood list. “Diversity should be forever; it should be a normal thing” says Reid.

The 14-year-old is the youngest member of the 2018 Young Hollywood.  Her role as Meg, is her biggest role to date, starring alongside Hollywood veterans Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling and working with Ava Duvernay with the largest budget granted to woman director.  The young star hopes that more diverse casts are introduced to sci-fi and fantasy films.

“If I was younger, if I saw Meg as myself, Meg would empower me and inspire me and make me feel like I could save the world. So to have those characters and to be able to be that for young African-American girls or just young people in general is really empowering.”

Letitia Wright and Storm Reid are joined by Bria Vinaite, Sasha Lane, Margaret Qualley, Ellie Bamber, Laura Harrier and Awkwafina to round out the entire Teen Vogue Young Hollywood 2018 class.

Read about all eight talented actors here.

 

AMC Theatre’s & Color Of Change Will Provide Free ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Tickets to Underprivileged Kids

We are all gearing up to watch Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time and Color of Change and AMC Theatres are working together to make sure that underprivileged kids get a chance to screen the movie for free. Color of Change is a nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization and according to Variety magazine, the free ticket will be offered through their “Give a Child the Universe” initiative.

The “Give a Child the Universe” initiative encouraged both individuals and groups to purchase and donate tickets to the movie. With the donation, Color of Change will give tickets away to partners, schools and other community organizations for showings and their local AMC theatre.

“Color of Change believes in the power of images and supports those working to change the rules in Hollywood so that inclusive, empathetic and human portrayals of Black people and people of color are prominent on the screen,” Color of Change Executive Director Rashad Robinson said, according to Variety. “From Selma to now A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay has set out to change the rules in Hollywood for people of color and women.

“By casting a black teenage actress Storm Reid as the heroine at the center of this story, the filmmakers, and the studio send a powerful message to millions of young people who will see someone like them embracing their individuality and strength to save the world,” Robinson added. “We are pleased to partner with AMC to ensure that as many young people as possible, regardless of economic and financial hardships, can see this groundbreaking film.”

The A Wrinkle in Time challenge is taking over social media just like the Black Panther Challenge. People will be buying out theaters soon, and we can not wait for our little boys and girls to see themselves in a positive light on the screen once again!

 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Shares Why She Does Not Have Social Media

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw‘s career has landed her movie and television roles, with a 2013 breakout role in Belle.  By the time March ends, Mbatha-Raw will have starred in four films.  Gugu Mbatha-Raw, a typically private celebrity opens up about social media, being a black woman in Hollywood, the #TimesUp movement representation in an interview with Refinery 29. 

Although this may seem like another huge moment for Mbatha Raw’s career, she makes it clear that this moment comes from years and years of hard work.

“I guess you could call this my ‘moment,’ but that doesn’t seem fair, because I’ve worked really hard my entire career!…As an actor, you have power over your performance, but no power over the distribution or timetable. So it just so happens this is all coming out at the same time. But I guess I should embrace the ride!”

Her powerful on screen performances are often strong women which Mbatha-Raw shares she makes it a point to feed that energy.

“The fact that we have to consciously find opportunities for women and support the ones who are already out there is nothing new. What is new is that the awareness has changed. Now, we are all aware of where we actually are as an industry, versus where we thought we were.”

Gugu Mbatha-Raw also speaks on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement currently disrupting Hollywood and advocating for women and victims across several industries. She gives these movements credit for providing change in Hollywood but it is not just about the actresses.

“Change should never be just about actresses. This movement is about everybody,” she says. “If it takes people that have their faces in magazines or on movie screens to raise awareness, so be it. But hopefully this time also brings a voice to women who are a million miles away from Hollywood, and not just the privileged few.”

Although she has been in the industry for over a decade, Mbatha-Raw’s online presence is less than personal. The actress does not use popular social networking platforms such as Instagram or Twitter. The actress makes sure to be focused on the work and believes that knowing so much about a performer can make a role hard to believe.

I think it can be hard to believe in somebody’s role if you know too much about them personally. I hope to have a long career and play many more different types of roles, so I’m trying to give myself the chance to be as believable as possible, rather than burden the viewer with my personal stuff. You go to the movies to go on a journey and believe the story.”

Read the full interview here.

 

Sade Creates Original Song For Ava Duvernay’s ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Film

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According to Ava Duvernay‘s most recent post, it looks like we will be getting new music from soul-stress Sade. Ava took to Twitter to share the amazing news that Sade will be creating an original song for the upcoming film, ‘A Wrinkle In Time’.

Fans are in awe because Sade hasn’t released a song or an album since the beloved “Solider of Love” project back in 2010. The song will be on the “Wrinkle In Time” soundtrack and it is called “Flower of the Universe”.

The highly anticipated film is directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid. It is an adaptation of  Madeleine L’Engle’s novel and it can be described as this generation’s Wizard of Oz. Who will be heading to the theaters and downloading the soundtrack?

14-Year-Old Taylor Richardson Raises Money To Send 1,000 Girls To See ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time will soon take girl power on the big screen to the next level and many are excited see the Ava DuVernay directed fantasy film.  The film which debuts March 9th stars a leading cast of powerful girls and women and 14-year-old Taylor Richardson is doing her part to ensure all girls get a chance to see the film.

Richardson, an aspiring engineer and astronaut from Jacksonville, Fla. launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to send 1,000 girls to see A Wrinkle in Time, as well as gift each a copy of the novel. Her initial goal of $15,000 was surpassed reaching almost $18,000.  This philanthropic effort is not Richardson’s first time raising money to allow girls see different representations of themselves on screen.

Award winning film Hidden Figures starring Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, telling the story of real black women who’s mathematical, engineering and leadership skills helped put man on the moon was also met with similar goals. Richardson raised over $20,000 for girls, especially those interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to see the groundbreaking film.

A Wrinkle In Time is just as important to young girls as Hidden Figures. Starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling in leading roles, youth across the world can be inspired by the diversity on screen. Richardson, who has been named on Teen Vogue’s ’21 Under 21′ list writes on the campaign page the significance of this film to black girls everywhere.

“It shows young, black girl girls deserving a chance to be a part of the scifi cultural canon.” writes Richardson.

“Most impressive and importantly it’s a fantasy film that is not about some white boys fighting evil, but about a black girl overcoming it”

Any additional funds raised after sending 1000 girls to see the film and also gift them copies of A Wrinkle In Time will go towards projects, events and scholarships, brining diversity and gender equality in the STEM field.

See the campaign here.