Have you see Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time yet? If not, you’re missing out as this is an amazing film with a wonderful cast. While I was in Los Angeles for the #HanSoloEvent, I had the awesome opportunity to see bonus features from the A Wrinkle In Time In-Home release and to chat with Deric McCabe about his part as Charles Wallace Murray in this film. Check it out below.
Deric does a wonderful job in A Wrinkle In Time and was such a delight to chat with. He was SO energetic and entertaining, and after seeing some of the bonus features of the movie, I can see that he was the same on the set of A Wrinkle In Time.
Deric shared that his favorite location to film at was New Zealand and I can’t say I blame him there. After seeing the behind the scenes footage, it looked like an awesome place to film. It is also a place on my bucket list so I need to go!
He also shared that his favorite memory is the hallway scene where the “stuntmen were pulling them and they couldn’t see because they couldn’t be in the shot so I stopped and they kept going and I fell on top of all three of them.” Deric shared that he learned where they kept the snacks on set and they were delicious. His favorite snack was candy and popcorn. He shared, “The first time I met Oprah they make this a really good popcorn and they make butter on it and put some cheddar on it and we were doing stunt practice for the cave, and then it wasn’t her turn yet. It was Storm, Levi and I’s turn and she just started eating my popcorn. She was like who’s popcorn is this? This is delicious. I’m like oh, that’s me. Oprah’s eating my popcorn.”
To get the part as Charles Wallace Murray, Deric said it was a long process. He went in for an audition, and then another and another. During the waiting process, his parents helped him to stay positive as they said “they’ll call you back, they’ll call you back.” Then, when Ava actually did call his Mom didn’t tell him who it was. She said, “oh, here, it’s for you.” Deric said “and I was like, okay. Hello, not thinking it was going to be Ava, and she’s like hi. And I was like who are you? She’s like, oh, I’m Ava, the one that was doing the auditions. I was like wow, hello. She was like oh, I was wondering if you would like to work with me on A Wrinkle in Time. And I was like, yes. That would be great.”
Deric said that the first time that he decided he wanted to go into acting was when he “was watching the Avengers with my dad. I was watching the Avengers with my dad and I just saw Scarlett Johansson and I was like oh, I want to do that. And I was like, and I’m going to meet her. So, then I was like, I think I want to do acting. So, they put me into acting and now here I am talking to all you mommy bloggers.”
He shared that the end scene was the hardest to film for him. “It’s a little brain. That was disgusting. And I had to cry in it so that was hard. And Ava was like okay, we’re going to do this. And the brain was super sticky. So, it kept sticking to my back. So, I was like thinking of something to try. And the wardrobe person comes up and says hey, you have something in your back. Can you stand up and get it? And I’m like, oh, God, I was just in the middle of almost crying. This will just take a second. Five minutes later, hey, you have stuff on your back. We don’t want that in the scene. Can I have it? I was just about to cry. Yeah, that was hard.” He shared that to teach himself to cry, he thought of his baby brother as being hurt. He shared that he had an acting coach, John, on set with him every day!
Deric was an absolute delight to talk to. After running around on the Disney lot in a scavenger hunt, he was a joy and so energetic! He did a wonderful job in the movie too!
Blu-ray Release Details + Bonus Features Overview
Before we chatted with Deric, we were able to preview some behind the scenes footage that will be on the In Home release of A Wrinkle In Time. This footage highlighted reactions from each of the characters and the director and more. What I loved most about this is that you truly got a behind the scenes look at the sets and what went into them and that you also got to see Ava in her role as a director of such an awesome movie.
I sometimes don’t realize how much goes into an amazing film like this but this footage truly shared those views with me. Plus, it let me see New Zealand and remind me of why I want to go there!!
Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”
The Heart-felt, Inspirational Story of the Timeless Classic Comes Home
On Digital May 29 and on Blu-ray ™ June 5
Just in time for summer break, Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” from acclaimed director Ava DuVernay, comes home May 29 on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and June 5 on Blu-ray™, 4K Ultra HD™, DVD and On-Demand. The stunning story of an ordinary girl’s extraordinary adventure through time and space offers exhilarating entertainment and positive messages for the whole family—encouraging self-confidence, inclusion and pushing imagination to the next level.
Bonus Features Include:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- A Journey Through Time – Take an up-close look at the making of this magnificent movie with Director Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, and the cast and crew.
- Deleted Scenes (with optional director audio commentary)
- Ant on a String
- Aunt Beast
- Meg Learns About Calvin’s Dad
- Audio Commentary
- Director Ava DuVernay
- Producer Jim Whitaker
- Co-Screenwriter Jennifer Lee
- Production designer Naomi Shohan
- First assistant director Michael Moore
- Editor Spencer Averick
- VFX supervisor Rich McBride
- Original Songs/Music Videos
- “I Believe” performed by DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato
- “Warrior” performed by Chloe x Halle
More than 50 years after Madeleine L’Engle’s young adult novel “A Wrinkle in Time” was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal, the big-screen retelling of this timeless classic takes audiences on a transformative journey, exquisitely illustrated through jaw-dropping visual effects, a stirring musical score and diverse, star-studded cast. Three celestial guides, Mrs. Which (two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling), come to Earth to share their wisdom and love with struggling eighth-grader Meg Murry (Storm Reid) as she journeys across dimensions with classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) and younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) in search of her father (Chris Pine), a world-renowned physicist who mysteriously disappeared four years ago.
As fantastical as the film’s premise and imagery may seem, “A Wrinkle in Time” centers on a universal human need that feels particularly relevant and relatable today. “This is a story about belonging,” says DuVernay. “It’s about a girl who just doesn’t feel strong in her mind, body and spirit. But through this epic journey, she finds her strength and learns that the center of the universe starts inside her. It’s about Meg feeling like she belongs in the universe and has a mighty part to play… as do we all.”