August 10, 2011
Special Photo: Dreamworks. Aibileen Clark, played by Viola Davis, attends to the needs of Hilly Holbrook, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, seated center, and her friends Elizabeth Leefolt, played by Ahna O'Reilly, left, and Skeeter Phelan, played by Emma Stone, right, in "The Help," based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett.
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Film Fans review "The Help."
"To be honest, I was a little scared the first few times I met Octavia (Spencer)," author Kathryn Stockett said. While writing, Stockett immediately thought of actress Octavia Spencer for the part of Minny. They had met numerous times through Stockett's life-long friend and the film's director, Tate Taylor who also grew up in Jackson.
ATLANTA — “To be honest, I was a little scared the first few times I met Octavia (Spencer),” author Kathryn Stockett said.