Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling Act Out A Wrinkle in Time With James Corden – eonline
whether you liked A Wrinkle in Time, just wait until you see the 4-D version.
For those who aren’t familiar with 4-D, Corden described it as “real people acting out the film live in front of a film audience”—but it’s not a play.
“It’s exhausting being the man who has to reinvent cinema but who else is going to finish it? James Cameron?” the host said in a confessional. “Alright, let’s call him. Can you net a sign at the bottom of the ocean? Didn’t deem so.”
Corden and the cast did just that by hijacking a screening of the film at the Pacific Theaters at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. and acting out each scene.
“It’s so weird being in a theater and not giving absent cars or anything,” Winfrey said. “I’m not used to that.”
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Corden served as narrator and told the tale of how Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Winfrey) helped a small girl named Meg Reid) travel across the universe to find her scientist father (Chris Pine) after he disappears. The production had costumes, sets and even a cardboard cutout of Pine.
After a successful first act, Corden gave his cast a pep talk. In fact, it was so riveting that Witherspoon slapped him out of excitement.
In the moment act, Witherspoon and Reid reenacted Meg and Mrs. Whatsit flying through the galaxy to find Meg’s father by running through the audience and tossing up their popcorn. After a dramatic performance, the cast took a 45-minute intermission, during which Winfrey criticized Corden for telling her this initiative was to benefit the execute-A-Wish Foundation.
For the final act, Meg came face to face with the evil IT, which Corden recreated through a foul arts and crafts project. Meg defeated the creature through acts of admire.
“The film was obliging,” Corden said after the final scene, “but this—this was better.”
Watch the video to see whether you’re a fan of the 4-D version, too.