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'Disney Money' Made A Wrinkle in Time a Spectacle for Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was deeply inspired by the way her filmmaker friend Ava DuVernay spent "Disney money" on the set of A Wrinkle in Time.
Feb 28, 2018 by: WENN


'Disney Money' Made A Wrinkle in Time a Spectacle for Oprah Winfrey

 Oprah Winfrey was deeply inspired by the way her filmmaker friend Ava DuVernay spent "Disney money" on the set of A Wrinkle in Time.

The multi-media titan had no problems with the millions spent on the adaptation of American writer Madeleine L'Engle's science fantasy novel because when she first teamed up with DuVernay for Selma, every day was a struggle. 

"With Selma, we were always worrying about money and how much do we have," Winfrey tells WENN. "We had one day to shoot everybody coming across the bridge in Selma and had to get it before it rained. If it rained we didn't have enough money to try it again. 

"We got the Disney machine (for this film) and that's one of the reasons why this is so exciting that Ava DuVernay is at the helm of that. It makes me well inside and fills my heart every time I think about Ava and her dreads and her sneakers, these big cranes and all of these men running around taking direction from her! 

"To see her be the master of that and orchestrate all of that was powerful and inspiring."