A Wrinkle in Time getting its own Barbie dolls
Director Ava DuVernay is a fan
The “Mrs. W” trio of Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time has entered the Barbie universe.
Reese Witherspoon’s Mrs. Whatsit, Oprah Winfrey’s Mrs. Which, and Mindy Kaling’s Mrs. Who, have been transformed into a set of collectible dolls ahead of the fantasy film’s release, and the director herself is a fan.
“When Disney makes Barbies of your movie’s characters and you just want to stare at them all day in disbelief because you loved Barbies as a girl but never had any like these,” she wrote.
Barbie’s website lists the dolls as being “for the adult collector.” They retail for $50 each, and are currently available to preorder.
DuVernay herself was transformed into a Barbie doll back in 2015 as part of the Mattel company’s “Shero” campaign, which honored real-life women and their accomplishments in entertainment. The doll was supposed to be a one-off to auction for charity, but after fan demand, Mattel made it available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Color of Change and Witness.org. (Perhaps they’ll bring it back again in anticipation of her new film?)
A Wrinkle in Time, also starring Storm Reid and Chris Pine, hits theaters on March 9.
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