By Blaine Zuckerman Paul Chi
November 08, 2010 12:00 PM

FIRST LOOK SPECIAL

THE HELP

The beloved bestseller hits big screens next year (with a cameo by the author!)

When Kathryn Stockett arrived on the Mississippi set of The Help-based on her 2009 novel about southern black maids and the white families they work for in the ’60s-she felt like she’d stepped into the pages of her book. “You have a character’s picture in your head when you’re creating them,” she says. The stars’ transformations “are unreal.”

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