Storm Reid

Storm is a 14 year old American Actress. She was born to a black mother and a white father. She is the lead, Meg Murry, in the fantasy film “A Wrinkle in Time.” Reid began acting when she was just three years old.  She hopes her new $100 million Disney movie will inspire all people. Storm first read the 1962 science-fiction classic during the sixth grade for a book report and felt a strong connection with Meg. “I relate to Meg so much, and other teenagers and kids relate to her, because we are all trying to figure things out. We all might have things in our lives that are stopping us, but Meg shows all of us that we can overcome our challenges and we can live out our dreams.”  Reid understands the importance of being biracial and landing the lead role of Meg. “I am a girl of color, and Meg wasn’t written that way originally, so for me to be able to portray that and represent girls who look like me and let them know they can do anything and empower them is special.” Reid’s co-stars are Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling. Storm shared that Oprah’s advice to her is now her new life motto. “She told me, ‘Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change in your life, when you could be using that energy on something else positive in your life.’ I took that, and it’s the best advice I’ve ever been given.” Storm stated this was the first time she has worked with so many women on set. She said she felt as if the United Nations were represented. Storm stated she never thought Meg could look like her. “I imagined her as what she was described as- as a young Caucasian girl with freckles and wild, crazy hair. So I really didn’t see myself, or a girl that looked like me, as Meg. But once I did get the script, it kind of all clicked and made sense. So I’m glad that we do have a version of Meg who is Caucasian with freckles and big, wild hair, but also people will be able to see themselves in the new Meg that we have.” As “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters around the world Reid has already seen girls dressed up in Meg Murry costumes which she said warms her heart.

Makensie Shay McDaniel

Project RACE Teens Co-President.

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