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The Help
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Jul 9, 2011
Emma Stone and Viola Davis – The Help
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Q1: You have wanted to option the book before.
VD: Yeah. I can't believe I even had that idea, that I wanted to option that book.

Q2: Why did you want to option it? What appealed to you?
VD: Because the number of roles it would mean for black actresses. I wanted to be the heroine, the savior, the savior of my people! [LAUGHS] So yeah, that was it. I said, oh, it's a lot of roles for black actresses, I could produce it, I could do this, I don't know what I was thinking, Tate [Taylor] already had it for over a year.

Q3: Did Aibileen appeal to you right away? Did you feel like you wanted to play her, or did Minny appeal to you at all?
VD: Yes, Aibileen did appeal to me, but only if it were written right. All the characters are right at the cusp, if they're not handled properly it could be total stereotypes. Everyone from Celia to Minny to Aibileen, so only if it were written right. I thought, if it'...

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