Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain sit down for a round-table discussion on the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller.
Did that give you pause before signing on?
Stone: The weirdest thing for me was going to the houses [in the community] and we would meet the housekeepers who were in uniform working for the family. Viola would be in costume and these women would be in uniform and they would avert their eyes when they were shaking my hand. It was mind-boggling.
How do you respond to the criticism about the book?
Stone: I don’t think there’s a shadow of “great white hope” in Skeeter. Skeeter could not do a single thing without Aibileen. She comes up with an idea, that’s it…. Because of Aibileen’s bravery, Minny’s bravery and the bravery of all these woman, this book is able to be published.
Read the whole interview here.