Octavia Spencer: You Can't 'Help' But Feel This Film

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Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis, left) and Minny Jackson (Spencer) take a grave risk by agreeing to tell their stories in The Help. Spencer says she researched 1960s Jackson, Miss., to prepare for the role — including "some wonderful hours" spent with the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers.