"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hollywood in Mississippi

Have you read The Help?? It is a MUST read!! It is set in Jackson during the 1960s and focuses on recent college-graduate, Skeeter Phelan, and her desire to give a voice to the black maids who work in the white households of Jackson, MS. She wants to publish their stories in order to shed light on the unjust race relations. It is funny, sad, and thought-provoking!! Please read it!!

I am telling you about this book because I am so excited!! A sweet friend of mine got me a ticket to meet Kathryn Stockett, the author, and the cast of the up-coming movie, which is being filmed in Greenwood. I am pumped to say the least!!! I believe the night entails a reading from the author and a chance to meet the cast. Here are a few people that I will be rubbing elbows with:

Bryce Dallas Howard- Ron Howard's daughter and the new Victoria from Eclipse. I might be most excited about this encounter :) Howard will be playing the rich, snobby Hilly Holbrook.

Viola Davis- She has been in movies such as Doubt and Law Abiding Citizen. I cannot wait to see her as Aibileen.

Emma Stone- She is known most for her roles in Superbad and House Bunny- obviously not the deepest movies, but I really think she will make an excellent Skeeter!!

1 comment:

The Andersons said...

I want to read this book soooo bad! I've heard so many good things about it! :)