At the beginning of the summer I read the book called The Help. It is written by Kathryn Stockett who is from Jackson, MS. The book is based on the lives of the help that families have. Great Book and a must read. I would tell more about it, but you should read it for yourself. The book made me life and cry. Has a good ending too!
The book is based in Mississippi. And it is being made into a movie. Guess where its filmed?? Yes, here in Greenwood! They are also filming in Jackson and Cleveland or Clarksdale (cant exactly remember just know it is a C-town close to me).
The town of Greenwood over the summer and now has been busy with movie people. There have been road blocks around town. But people still go down the road to get as close as they can just to get a glimpse of a movie star. It has also brought people to Greenwood, just so they can see where it is being filmed and to get their glimpse.
Talking about stars...Some of the movie stars in the movie are Emma Stone, Bryce Howard Dallas,Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Anna Camp, Sissy Spacek, and many more. And a lot of people from Greenwood and other towns will be extras.
A lot of talk around town has been who they have seen. My sister saw and spoke to Emma Stone at the Viking Cooking School one day. It seemed liked everyone was seeing somebody except for me. Then my day came!
I got to meet Anna Camp! One of mine and Jason's favorite places to eat lunch is at the Turnrow Bookstore downtown. Anna was in there one day we were eating. She had her hair all done up for the movie. Didn't recgonize her at first. But I went downstairs to look at books while I waited for my sandwich to be ready. Then I was standing next to her and I noticed who she was. (PS I hate how some people freak out when they see a star, But I didn't). I casually asked her if she would be on anymore TrueBlood episodes (She was the preacher wife, Sarah Newlin). She was surprised I even noticed her. We talked about her hair (she asked if it looked fake and it didn't, but it was wig!). She asked if I watched Mad Men and I said no (don't watch much tv), but she suggested I watch it because she is in a few episodes and she said the men are hot! She was so sweet! So glad I got to meet her and She was on one of our favorite shows(TrueBlood)!
The movie has also brought the store some business. We sold them two childs chairs to be used and they have also bought things to take home with them.
I am so happy that the town of Greenwood could be a part, a major part, of the movie.
And just so you will go read the book here is a better detail description of the book (I got it off http://www.facebook.com/thehelpcommunity):
Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, “The Help” stars Emma Stone (star of the breakout hit, “Zombieland”) as Skeeter, a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives—and a small Mississippi town—upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis (“Eat Pray Love”) stars as Aibileen, Skeeter’s best friend’s housekeeper, who is the first to open up—to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter’s life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories—and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly—and unwillingly—caught up in the changing times.
Now I will leave you with some pictures of Anna Camp and some others so you can know who I am talking about (thats if you don't know them by name)!
P.S. No, I was not able to get a picture with Anna, I didn't have my camera or my phone at the moment.