Davis played Aibileen Clark, one of two black maids in Mississippi whose stories are told by a young white woman Emma Stone in a book exposing the everyday racism they face. I know Minny. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in , I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie. Davis qualified her criticism by saying that the experience of making the film in terms of friendships and collaborators was extremely positive.
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Stockett family divided after brother takes sides against sister Kathryn.
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Cooper also once babysat for Stockett's daughter, according to the Jackson Clarion Ledger , and the lawsuit alleges that she had been assured by Stockett, 42, that her likeness would not be used in the book. The novel was an instant favorite among book clubs, written in the voice of black "help" by a woman raised by maids herself and who is white. Cooper, 60, maintains that the book's fictional character -- Aibileen Clark -- is her. She says the alleged unauthorized appropriation of her name and image is emotionally upsetting, and her employers, Carol and Robert Stockett III agree. The book focuses on the friendship of three women: a young white woman, Skeeter, who aspires to be a writer, and two African-American maids, Aibileen and Minny. Aibileen speaks in heavy ethnic lingo and, in one passage, compares her skin color to that of a cockroach. He black. Blacker than me. Cooper has said the portrayal of Aibileen -- an almost saintly figure who is subjected to the racial prejudices of the period -- is "embarrassing.
The Help is a period drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor and based on Kathryn Stockett 's novel of the same name. The film and novel recount the story of young white woman and aspiring journalist Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan. In an attempt to become a legitimate journalist and writer, Skeeter decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. Black domestic workers in s America were referred to as "the help", hence the title of the journalistic expose, the novel and the film.