1. The Help
Back when this American period drama movie about African-American maids and their white employers set in Jackson, Mississippi was released, it didn’t hit me that both Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain were in it (and even shared scenes together!). Until a few weeks ago when Bryce mentioned it in one of her interviews did I do a double take. In my defense, Jessica’s character in the movie, Celia, had platinum blonde hair and Bryce plays the film’s villain Hilly Holbrook, a contrast to her character in Jurassic World.
Nonetheless, I still remember how I felt about the movie when it was released back in 2011, I knew that it was based on a book of the same name, that the movie brought me to tears and that it featured a star-studded cast comprising of actresses like Emma Stone, Allison Janney, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. Now come to think of it, The Help was the movie that put Jessica Chastain on the map. Sad to say I probably just didn’t like Hilly’s character enough to find out who played her.