"I think specifically with these Parkland kids, who are absolutely incredible," she continued. "I've been so inspired by, literally a week and a half ago, these kids were just kids going to school. Literally, kids going to school. And then this horrible event happened and they just decided that they were going to change something. It gives me goosebumps, it gives tears to my eyes to talk about how their lives completely changed in the last 10 days."
Blanchard -- who has used social media to promote Black Lives Matter and push for LGBTQ equality and women's rights in the past -- added that she's "always been inspired by young people's voices and activism."
"All throughout history, young people are always at the front lines of everything," she continued. "In recent history, you have young people leading Black Lives Matter movement, leading the Dreamers movement. I think it's just taken the fact that these kids from Stoneman Douglas do come from privileged backgrounds and are white that that visibility has projected them into much wider audience, which now maybe people are finally listening and I'm very grateful for."
Blanchard's "Wrinkle in Time" co-star Oprah Winfrey also praised the movement coming out of Parkland, Florida while speaking to the Associated Press.
"It's an evolving moment for our country: The same thing happened, as you know, back in the '50s and '60s for the civil rights movement," she said. "Young people said, 'We will not tolerate what our ancestors have tolerated. We have had enough and we're willing to fight for it and willing to march in the streets for it and, if necessary, die for it.'"
"These young people get to be literally warriors of the light," Winfrey added. "That's what they're trying to do. They're trying to — through their voices, through the March For Our Lives — say, 'We will not let this happen again. We are going to do what we can to banish the darkness.'"
Follow Blanchard on Twitter here to keep up to date with her social activism. "A Wrinkle in Time" hits theaters March 9.