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WATCH: Octavia Spencer On Her Role In 'The Help'

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With less than a week from its release, the New York Times best-seller ‘The Help’ will make its debut in theaters nationwide on August 10. Set in Mississippi during the late 1960s, 'The Help' follows Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan (Emma Stone) as she returns from college and lands a job writing a column on cleaning in her local paper. Not knowing anything about cleaning, Miss Skeeter must rely on her friend and maid, Aibileen (Viola Davis).

We recently caught up with Octavia Spencer, who plays Minny Jackson, as she discusses her friendship with the book’s author Kathrynn Stockett, her special connection with Minny, and her hope that men will support the film.