'The Help' sneak peek: Emma Stone, Viola Davis star in new clip
MTV debuted the "exclusive" clip Thursday (June 2), just three days ahead of its own (as mentioned above) Movie Awards show. Stone, it should be noted, is a nominee for (as mentioned above) "Easy A."
In the clip, Stone -- as Eugenia 'Skeeter' Phelan -- explains her plan for writing an expose about the lives of African-American maids working in white households in a small Southern town to Viola Davis, who plays Abileen Clark -- who just happens to be an African-American maid working in a white household.
The movie is based on Kathryn Stockett's bestselling 2009 novel of the same name. The book, by the way, was allegedly rejected by 45 literary agents before Stockett was able to convince a publisher to take on her book.
At a Thursday MTV event, Stone and co-star Bryce Dallas Howard talked about their roles in the movie. Howard plays a less-than-tolerant character.
"The thing I eventually grabbed onto was her ignorance," Howard said. "Once I understood, I then could attempt to play that character."
For her part, Stone said she was proud of the film and felt it really "reflected the book."