Magazine article Screen International

Here to Help

Magazine article Screen International

Here to Help

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Screen hosted a press conference with The Help leading ladies Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis during the Zurich Film Festival.

The Zurich Film Festival closed in style yesterday with a screening of Oscar hopeful The Help, attended by its director Tate Taylor and stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.

Earlier in the day, I hosted the film's press conference for Disney, where the three leading ladies and director were on fine form, chatting about their stifling summer shoot in Mississippi, the responsibility of adapting such a well loved book, and why they believe the film - which Disney is rolling out internationally over the next few months - will resonate around the world as much as it has done in the US, where it has taken $160m to date. It certainly resonated with me - I was a blubbering wreck by the end.

It was a fitting end to the festival, which attracted more stars and higher-profile films than ever before. …

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