The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards Monday night celebrated the work not just the work of people of color in entertainment in 2017, it also looked ahead to what’s in store in 2018 — including by dropping a behind-the-scenes look at Ava DuVernay’s fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle in Time.”
In the featurette we’re treated to a nice mix of actual footage from the film with shots of DuVernay working behind the scenes — with cast members effusively praising her craft and the diversity both in front of and behind the camera.
“I think that the particular discipline, organization and artful eye Ava brings to the work inspires everybody who’s working for her,” Oprah Winfrey, who plays Ms. Which in the film, said.
“I’ve never been part of a movie where the diversity represented on camera and off camera is so effortlessly inclusive,” co-star Mindy Kaling said.
You can watch the video embedded above.
“A Wrinkle in Time” lands in theaters on March 6 and stars Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Oprah, Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Pena and Chris Pine. It’s directed by DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee. The movie is, of course, an adaptation of the much loved novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle, but you probably already knew that.
Also on Monday, DuVernay was honored with the Entertainer of the Year at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.