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Oprah Winfrey dazzles at European premiere of new flick in London

She became a household name for her iconic talk show which ran for almost 25 years.

And Oprah Winfrey continued to dazzle her legion of fans as she arrived to the European premiere of her new flick A Wrinkle In Time at London’s BFI IMAX on Tuesday.

The 64-year-old talk show Queen, who plays the supernatural Mrs Which in the flick, appeared in jovial spirits as she walked the blue carpet in a striking plaid a-symmetrical maxi skirt.

Excited: Oprah Winfrey continued to dazzle her legion of fans as she arrived to the European premiere of her new flick A Wrinkle In Time at London’s BFI IMAX on Tuesday

Oprah teamed her stylish check skirt with a fitted black blouse which featured a silver embellished neckline.

The iconic TV host accessorised her striking look with a daring black leather kimono-inspired belt and sported an eye-catching ring.

Oprah wore her raven-coloured locks into a sleek ponytail while her specs framed her facial features with a plomb.

The 64-year-old talk show Queen, who plays the supernatural Mrs Which in the flick, appeared in jovial spirits as she walked the blue carpet in a striking plaid a-symmetrical maxi skirt

The 64-year-old talk show Queen, who plays the supernatural Mrs Which in the flick, appeared in jovial spirits as she walked the blue carpet in a striking plaid a-symmetrical maxi skirt

Beaming: She teamed her stylish check skirt with a fitted black blouse which featured a silver embellished neckline

Beaming: She teamed her stylish check skirt with a fitted black blouse which featured a silver embellished neckline

Beaming: She teamed her stylish check skirt with a fitted black blouse which featured a silver embellished neckline

All in the details: The iconic TV host accessorised her striking look with a daring black leather kimono-inspired belt and sported an eye-catching ring

All in the details: The iconic TV host accessorised her striking look with a daring black leather kimono-inspired belt and sported an eye-catching ring

Clearly thrilled for the cinematic event, Oprah excitedly hugged her co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid on the carpet before heading into the venue.

Directed by Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle In Time transforms author Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 tale of science fiction, adolescent angst and imagination into a vision of black female empowerment.

The film also marks the first time a woman of color has directed a Hollywood action movie with a budget bigger than $100 million, and with such a multi-racial cast.

Signing off! Oprah happily signed a fan's artwork at the premiere

Signing off! Oprah happily signed a fan’s artwork at the premiere

Clap to it! The Golden Globe winner took the blue carpet in her stride

Clap to it! The Golden Globe winner took the blue carpet in her stride

Catching up: Clearly thrilled for the cinematic event, Oprah excitedly hugged her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, who donned a blue mini dress for the occasion

Catching up: Clearly thrilled for the cinematic event, Oprah excitedly hugged her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, who donned a blue mini dress for the occasion

Catching up: Clearly thrilled for the cinematic event, Oprah excitedly hugged her co-stars Reese Witherspoon, who donned a blue mini dress for the occasion

Hugging it out: The pair were clearly thrilled to be walking the carpet together

Hugging it out: The pair were clearly thrilled to be walking the carpet together

Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese play the three supernatural beings who help guide Meg Murry, a 13-year-old who loves physics, in a search for her missing father that involves saving the universe from impending evil.

Oprah, who plays the supernatural Mrs Which, said: ‘Look at what is at the center of this story. 

‘This beautiful young girl, who is a person of color, who goes on this incredible adventure to discover her father and then discovers the best of herself in the process.’

All smiles: She posed for photos with her young co-star Storm Reid, 14

All smiles: She posed for photos with her young co-star Storm Reid, 14

All smiles: She posed for photos with her young co-star Storm Reid, 14

Filmmaker Ava cast bi-racial actress Storm Reid as teenager Meg and populated the film with actors of multiple ethnicities.

She shared: ‘Shouldn’t everyone have a seat at the table? That’s all we are saying here. 

‘Mindy’s south-east Asian, Deric McCabe – a little Filipino-American boy. African-American, biracial, black, Caucasian, let everyone be there, Latino. It’s about time.’ 

Early reviews for A Wrinkle in Time have been mixed, and the movie is expected to bring in about $40 million on its opening weekend in North America, box-office analysts say. Black Panther took more than $190 million on its opening weekend.

Movie critics praised the visual imagination of A Wrinkle in Time and its messages of diversity and empowerment. 

But Variety said the film was ‘wildly uneven, weirdly suspenseless, and totally all over the place,’ while the Los Angeles Times liked the ‘sheer exuberance’ of the movie but wished it was ‘more focused, more disciplined.’ 

 



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