Fil-Am actor Deric McCabe shines in ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American actor Deric McCabe is among the cast of A Wrinkle in Time, which includes Hollywood heavyweights like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.
The 9-year-old bested hundreds of other hopefuls when he won the role of Charles Wallace Murry, a kid who, along with his sister Meg, her classmate, and 3 astral travelers, goes on a journey to save their astrophysicist father.
Director Ava DuVernay had only good things to say about the young actor. On Twitter, she described Deric as “a tremendous Filipino actor.”
“I want to know more about the rarely seen representation he embodies,” she said in a tweet sent to Fil-Am actress and dancer Shelby Rabara. “He is [Deric McCabe] and once you meet him in the movie, you won’t forget him.”
One of the leads of my next film WRINKLE IN TIME is a tremendous Filipino actor. I want more to know about the rarely seen representation he embodies. He is @DericMccabe and once you meet him in the movie, you won’t forget him. pic.twitter.com/Y0QMTE7Fij— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 29, 2018
In an earlier tweet, she called Deric their “golden boy and incredible discovery.”
“This child has a spirit like no one else,” she said.
In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Deric, whose mother Judith is Filipino, said, “I’m proud to be Filipino and to represent them.” – Rappler.com