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After Viola Davis, another star of The Help has denounced the movie. Bryce Dallas Howard, who played Hilly Holbrook in the films, has said that she would not star in it if it was made today.
Previously, Viola Davis spoke against her character in The Help amid George Floyd’s murder.
Since George Floyd’s murder, talks about racial discrimination has been abuzz. Amid this situation, many celebrities have come forward with confessions, regrets, accusations, and explanations. Similarly, the cast members of The Help have expressed their regret about starring in the film. Based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel, the film had actors like Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, and Octavia Spencer, playing vital roles. A few weeks ago, Viola Davis admitted that she regrets doing the film. According to her, the focus was more on the white characters instead of black characters. After the protests began in America, The Help started trending on Netflix.
Similarly, Bryce Dallas Howard has also expressed her regret for doing the film.
Previously, Bryce Dallas Howard urged her fans to not watch The Help in order to understand racism. She took to Instagram and said:
“The Help is a fictional story told through the perspective of a white character and was created by predominantly white storytellers. We can all go further.”
Recently, Bryce Dallas Howard admitted that if the film was made today, she would never do it. In an interview, The Jurassic Park actress said:
“What I will say is: What I’ve seen is that folks have the courage to say that. ‘With all due respect, I love this project, I do not think you could be the filmmaker.’ That’s a really powerful thing to say. That’s an important stance to take in order to make room for the true authentic storytellers.”
Furthermore, Bryce Dallas Howard said:
“Right now, in this time, stories are going to play a crucial role in our ability to empathize and to be inspired into action. And the storytellers who we must listen to right now and look to and learn from — there’s an extraordinary body of work that centers on Black characters from Black creators.”
These kinds of conversations solidify the change that is taking place in America. It seems that this time people are serious about it.