Ava DuVernay Introduced Oprah Winfrey to Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Her Reaction Was Priceless

A Wrinkle in Time director shares hilarious story about the TV icon in an exclusive interview with E! News

By Jess Cohen Feb 27, 2018 1:08 AMTags
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Ava DuVernay is sharing her "favorite" thing about her friendship with Oprah Winfrey.

The A Wrinkle in Time director sat down for an exclusive interview with E! News' Sibley Scoles and dished about introducing her pal Oprah to "normal" things, like GIFs and Auntie Anne's Pretzels.

"One day I came in and I was like, 'This pretzel is so good,'" Ava recalled telling Oprah. "She's like, 'Oh my God this pretzel is incredible! What chef? What bakery?"

Ava then shared with Oprah that the pretzels are called Auntie Anne's Pretzels and that you can get them at the mall or while at the airport.

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"I was like, 'Yeah so like regular people have to walk through an airport to get to the flights, usually,'" Ava recalled. "I love it because her eyes light up...like new things."

Ava also shared that she stays in touch with the Wrinkle in Time cast via their group text.

So do they use emojis or GIFs in the group chat? "More GIFs," Ava shared, before revealing how she taught Oprah how to use them.

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Take a look at the videos above to see Ava talk about her friendship with Oprah and how she taught her about GIFs! Plus, see Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw talk about their high school days!

And for those of you who also love Auntie Anne's Pretzels, mark your calendars! In honor of Auntie Anne's 30th Birthday, they will be giving away free Cinnamon Sugar and Original Pretzels at all Auntie Anne's locations across the U.S. this Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. No coupon, app or code required!

A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9.