Golden Brooks and her daughter, Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside, were two of many in attendance at The Darkest Minds screening last month. The celebrity mom let her daughter bring a friend to the event, which was every bit exciting.
Many have been in high anticipation for The Darkest Minds Sci-Fi thriller. Alexandra Bracken, the book’s author, is just as excited to see her characters come to life on the big screen.
“I didn’t realize that I wrote a dystopian story when I wrote The Darkest Minds,” Bracken revealed during an interview with Refinery29. “In my mind, I was thinking of when I was a freshman in high school, and September 11 had happened. I’d observed how fear can be so poisonous, how people can be emotionally manipulated at a time of great tragedy, how their fear can be taken advantage of. I observed how we’re willing to give up some of our freedoms and privacy for the idea of better security.”
Golden Brooks also chimed in on what the story means from her perspective. “It’s a movie about hope and resistance because it literally is about trying to regain what you lost,” the actress told media this past weekend.
“Sometimes we’re conscious going through life, but there are things that happen in life that, you can get this post-traumatic stress. You literally block out a certain part of your life. You have to have that hope again; that spark of feeling happy. [You have to have] that spark of believing in something again, which gives you happiness.”
Some may remember Golden Brooks from the hit series, Girlfriends. Golden was Maya Wilkes who was the friend to which everyone could relate. Watch the trailer for The Darkest Minds below. Catch the film- starring Amandla Stenberg, Gwendoline Christie, Mandy Moore, and more – in theaters today!