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7/23/10

The Cast of THE HELP



The Cast of THE HELP
Back in March, People magazine speculated on a dream cast for the movie of The Help. Now that the movie is shooting in Greenwood, Mississippi, People has to admit that none of their choices made it.
Comparisons, below. When we will see the results of the casting? So far, nothing more definite than “sometime next year.”
Role: Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan — Old Miss grad who returns home to Jackson, Miss. in the ’60’s and decides to enlist the local maids in writing a book that reveals what they really think of their employers.People pick: Claire DanesRole went to: Emma Stone.Recently appeared in: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Role: Aibileen; the first maid to join the project. A strong and wise woman who has raised 17 of the local community’s children.People pick: Oprah WinfreyRole went to: Viola DavisKnown for: Received Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Doubt (2006)
Role: Hilly Holbrook, the local mean girl and Skeeter’s nemesisPeople pick: Anne HathawayRole went to: Bryce Dallas HowardRecently played: the villainous vampire Victoria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2006)
Role: Minny, Abilene’s good friend. Unable to hold her tongue, and, as a result, a job as a maid, she winds up working on the sly for Jackson newcomer Celia Foote, who is desperate to make her husband think she can cook and clean.People pick: Mo’NiqueRole went to: Octavia SpencerRecently appeared in: the TV series Ugly Betty
Role: Celia FootePeople pick: Scarlett JohanssonRole went to: Jessica ChastainRecently appeared in: several TV series and a bit part in the recent Winter’s Bone.

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  2. I have not read The Help yet.
    I heard a guy on Iowa public radio saying that his dad had been the doctor in the book so I guess there is sort of an Iowa tie to it.

    It is interesting to read a book and then think of who might play the parts. But I know mostly older actors so I don't do well on young parts at all,lol.

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  3. I haven't read The Help, but it seems to me that the readers' picks would amount to a very expensive cast!

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