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Black girls are magic and Disney definitely got the memo. For the fantasy adaption of the best-selling novel A Wrinkle In Time, the studio tapped Ava Duvernay and she couldn’t have been more excited about the opportunity.

“Its a happy night for a happy film,” said Duvernay who is now the  first Black female director to helm a movie with a budget over $100 million. “They invited a girl from Compton to make a Disney movie which is incredible.”

Hiphollywood caught up with DuVernay at the L.A. world premiere which was attended by who’s who in Hollywood including the films stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and newcomer Storm Reid who plays lead character Meg Murray.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Oprah Winfrey, Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

“She’s a force of nature, she’s aptly named” gushed DuVernay. “You have a little baby in your arms and you name her Storm for a reason.”

Adds Oprah Winfrey, “Talk about a girl whose life is about to explode.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Deric McCabe (L) and Storm Reid attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Also hitting the blue carpet were other amazing Black women taking Hollywood by storm (pun intended) like Janelle Monae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett and more.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Janelle Monae attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Tracee Ellis Ross attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Kobe Bryant and his family attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Angela Bassett (L) and Oprah Winfrey attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Actress Issa Rae attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” on February 26, 2018, at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Jurnee Smollett-Bell attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Meagan Good attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey attend the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Tessa Thompson attends the premiere of Disney’s “A Wrinkle In Time” at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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