Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time is a fantastical journey. As we watch the star, Storm Reid (Meg), navigate an alternate universe in search of her father, we can’t help being in awe of her guides, the Mrs. These women—played by Oprah Winfrey (Mrs. Which), Reese Witherspoon (Mrs. Whatsit) and Mindy Kaling (Mrs. Who)—who offer Meg support and cryptic leadership.
Full Disclosure: Disney spent all the coins to invite The Root out to Los Angeles to watch the film on the Disney lot and to interview the star-studded cast. I think before they even hit send, I was saying, “Yasss!”
And honestly, it’s about time we get to see Oprah embody the way we already see her: a larger-than-life goddess dripping in silver and gold. Each “Mrs.” character has an undeniable quirk that makes her fascinating. Kaling’s character, Mrs. Who, uses quotes to communicate. In the film, she flows from Rumi to Outkast to Hamilton without batting an eye.
So when I got the chance to head to Los Angeles to sit with the cast (ahhh, Oprah!), I decided to play a game of “guess the quote,” with quotes from Oprah, Rumi and Outkast. Check out the video above for the hilarious result.
P.S.: I got Chris Pine to sing Elton John in this game. So you’re welcome.