It was beyond exciting to be in attendance at The Help’s premiere during their press tour in Atlanta. As I mentioned earlier, I was invited to attend with friend, Nikole Morrow-Pettus. Nikole was the make-up artist for The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer during their Atlanta tour. And may I say, these ladies looked beautiful. Here they are in an interview before the pre-movie cocktail recption…
Let me tell you, Atlanta had out its best “silvah” with trays of hors d’oeuvres, wine spritzers and a warm welcome to celebs, guests and even author Kathryn Stockett and screenwriter-director Tate Taylor. The room was packed and filled with cameras rolling and reporters buzzing about.
I had the good fortune of meeting Octavia. She had the most beautiful eyes.
And here is lovely Nikole. Always looking glam.
As far as the movie goes, I loved EVERY second. The acting was AMAZING. The story compelling. The characters even matched how I imagined them in the book – although I was expecting Skeeter to be a little more homely and awkward instead of pretty. I laughed, cried and enjoyed the beautiful scenery with all of the perfect Southern touches. They did not miss a single detail. When you go to the movie, bring with you two things:
- a box of tissue
- a good friend
Here is the one thought I’d like to share: