The Help was released in 2011. It stars Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard (actor), Allison Janney, Octavia Tracy, and Emma Stone. It’s a period drama about Eugenia Skeeter Phelan, a white woman, and her relationships with two maids of color. The story is set during the civil rights movement that took place in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. The film highlights the racism experienced by African American maids working in white households.
Mike Noble and Octavia Spencer are two of the Help cast members. Octavia Spencer will play an African-American maid named Minny Jackson in the film. Spencer has won several accolades and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work in the film industry. Both Spencer and Howard are award-winning actresses. The Help is her breakthrough role. She has appeared in many films and television shows.