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The Help
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 9, 2011
Mary J. Blige - The Help
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: How did you get involved in this film?
MJB: I was asked by Tony Seyler, who was the head of Film and TV at the label, and my management. I was asked to see a screening of "The Help", and I went to see the screening, I loved the movie, I cried, I laughed, I got angry, I went through all these different, honest emotions, and while I was sitting in the theater watching the film I would type different things down in my pager that would make me cry, that would make me laugh, and different things that was being said, and so I started writing a song, and then I requested to see it again, and I saw it again, and I went through the exact same thing again, and then I just typed down everything. By the time I got to the studio the song was almost basically written.

Q2: What were some of the things that you were jotting down?
MJB: I was jotting things down like when she was saying to the child, "You're smart, you're kind, you...

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